One dead, two injured in crash on Highway 9 in Longs

One dead, two injured in crash on Highway 9 in Longs
Two people suffered serious injuries in a crash Thursday morning in Longs, officials said. (Source: HCFR)

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – One person was killed and two others were injured in a crash Thursday morning in Longs, officials said.

According to Lance Cpl. Matthew Southern with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the crash happened around 9:30 a.m. on Highway 9 near Camp Swamp Road.

A Kia Sorento was turning left from Camp Swamp Road when the vehicle was struck by a Chevrolet Tahoe traveling north on Highway 9, Southern said.

The passenger in the Kia Sorento, who was not wearing a seat belt, died at the scene, according to Southern. The driver was airlifted to Grand Strand Medical Center for treatment.

Southern said the driver of the Chevrolet Tahoe was wearing a seat belt and was taken to Loris Hospital for treatment.

According to Horry County Fire Rescue, the westbound lanes of Highway 9 near Camp Swamp Road are closed as a result of the crash.

The public is asked to avoid the area.

The crash remains under investigation by SCHP.

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