Deadly crash kills teen in Horry County

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - The town of Loris continued to mourn the loss of 18-year-old Rena Springs on Wednesday. Springs died after being involved in a car crash on Highway 9 the day before.

The crash happened on the corner of Log Cabin Road and Highway 9. Rena was in the passenger seat, when the driver failed to yield. The car was then hit by another vehicle headed south on Highway 9.

Tire marks, torn grass, pieces of the cars and one man's memory of the crash that took, a young girl, Rena 'Dakotah' Springs life remains.

"I was sitting in my truck and I heard the lamentation. Then, I got out and looked and seen that the car was coming over next to me. I come over and jumped out of my truck and run into the yard and called 911," explained Harvey Bellamy, who helped the victims.

"I see the car bent over in the vehicle, and then some more people came and started doing CPR on her," explained Bellamy.

Officials from the Horry County Coroner's Office said Rena passed away at the McLeod Loris Hospital.

The pastor of the Loris First Baptist Church said his phone hasn't stopped ringing since the accident.

Highway Patrol has opened an investigation.

The condition of both drivers has not been released and no charges have been filed.

A viewing will be held for Rena Spring this Friday at 6 p.m. at the Hardwick Funeral Home. The service will be held at the Loris First Baptist Church on Saturday.

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