Victim identified after fatal crash on U.S. 701 at Horry/Georget -, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather


Victim identified after fatal crash on U.S. 701 at Horry/Georgetown county line

Source: Raycom Media Source: Raycom Media

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Troopers with the South Carolina Highway patrol are investigating a fatal crash that happened Friday afternoon on U.S. 701 at the Horry-Georgetown counties line, according to online information.

The crash happened at 2:23 p.m. on the Yauhannah Bridge, according to the SCHP. 

Horry County Coroner Michelle McSpadden identified the victim as 29-year-old Lauren Cockrell. Cockrell was originally from Illinois but had been living in this area for about a year. 

Drivers were asked to avoid the area, as the roadway was closed for a period of time.

SCHP is still investigating, check back with WMBF News for more information. 

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