Two hurt in crash involving 18-wheeler near CCU

Two hurt in crash involving 18-wheeler near CCU
A traffic crash near Coastal Carolina University is snarling traffic Thursday morning. (Source: HCFR)

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – A traffic crash near Coastal Carolina University is snarling traffic Thursday morning.

The accident happened just before 7 a.m. on S.C. 544 westbound near the U.S. 501 overpass, according to Horry County Fire Rescue spokesperson Tony Casey. He added an 18-wheeler overturned, and two people were taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.

As of about 7:30 a.m., all westbound lanes of S.C. 544 are blocked as a result of the crash, according to the South Carolina Department of Transportation.

Drivers are encouraged to exercise caution if traveling in the area.

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