LITTLE RIVER, SC (WMBF) – The accident that caused Highway 57 to shut-down Monday morning claimed the life of Horace Jamarr Bellamy, a 32-year-old male from Longs, according to Horry County Coroner, Robert Edge.
The accident happened approximately 4:30 a.m. on Highway 57 South near Gore Road, and Mt. Zion Road, in Little River, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol.
Highway Patrol said a 2015 Chevrolet pick-up truck was traveling north on SC-57, ran off the left side of the road, then struck the ditch and a utility pole, ejecting the passenger.
SCHP said the unknown driver and passenger of the vehicle left the scene.
Edge said the victim was pronounced dead at the scene due to internal injuries. SCHP said Bellamy was not wearing a seat-belt.
The accident left more than 700 people without power.
This collision remains under investigation by SCHP.