Driver charged after a crash on U.S. 701 near Bucksport leaves one dead

Driver charged for fatal crash on Highway 701

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – One person was killed and another injured in a crash Thursday afternoon on U.S. 701 near Shelly Farm Road in the Bucksport area, according to fire officials.

According to Horry County Coroner Robert Edge, the victim has been identified as 44-year-old Gwendolyn Denise Brantley, of Conway. Edge says Brantley died at the scene of internal injuries.

Horry County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief John Fowler said the crash happened around 3:40 p.m. Thursday. At one point, traffic in both directions on U.S. 701 was shut down as emergency crews worked the scene.

The crash happened when the driver of a southbound 2004 Ford F150 pickup truck crossed the center line and struck a northbound 2013 Hyundai, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol Cpl. Sonny Collins.

The driver of the pickup was charged with traveling left of center, Collins said. He added both were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the collision.

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