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Myrtle Beach woman is dead following accident on US 378

The South Carolina Highway Patrol responded to an accident Monday morning that resulted in at least one fatality. The South Carolina Highway Patrol responded to an accident Monday morning that resulted in at least one fatality.

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A Myrtle Beach woman is dead following a fatal motor vehicle accident.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol responded to an accident Monday morning that resulted in one fatality. According to SCHP, a two vehicle collision occurred on US 378 at the Pee Dee Highway intersection around 6:30 a.m. 

Corporal Sonny Collins reported that the driver of a 2006 Ford SUV was traveling east on the highway, The driver attempted to make a left turn in a private drive, and failed to yield the right of way in front of a 2001 Ford. The driver of that vehicle suffered fatal injuries as a result of the collision. 

Horry County coroner, Tony Hendrick identified the deceased as Melanie Boyer, 32, of Myrtle Beach. Boyer died at Conway Medical Center at 8:25 a.m, from internal injuries.

The driver of the SUV was wearing a seat belt, Boyer was not. 

The driver of the SUV was taken to a local hospital. There was also a passenger in the vehicle with Boyer, and that individual was transported to a local hospital. 

SCHP reported the intersection was blocked off for a few hours, but is now open.

SCHP is currently investigating this accident.  

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