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.