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Vehicle accident, fire closes Hwy. 17 bypass near Surfside Beach

Accident on 17 bypass car on fire and a red car in the ditch

Posted by Tammy Miller Gibson on Monday, October 12, 2015

Facebook video of the fiery vehicle accident provided by viewer Tammy Miller Gibson
SCDOT traffic camera on Hwy 17 Bypass near SC544 SCDOT traffic camera on Hwy 17 Bypass near SC544

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – An accident with injuries and a flaming vehicle blocked all southbound lanes of Highway 17 bypass near Coventry Road Monday afternoon, according to officials.

The accident occurred at about 11:55 a.m. on Highway 17 bypass at South Strand Drive, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

According to authorities at the scene, two patients, one man and one woman, were transported at the scene.

As of 2 p.m., SCDOT was reporting that all lanes were clear.

WMBF News has reached out to the South Carolina Highway Patrol for more details on this incident. 

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