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

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

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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