SCHP: Two killed after vehicle strikes tree in Nichols area

SCHP: Two killed after vehicle strikes tree in Nichols area
Crews responded to a crash early Saturday morning in Horry County that had serious injuries. (Source: HCFR)

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – Two people were killed after a vehicle struck a tree early Saturday morning in the area near Nichols, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

The crash happened shortly before 6 a.m. at Gerald Drive and South Nichols Highway, a post from Horry County Fire Rescue stated.

SCHP Master Trooper Brian Lee said a 2013 Ford F150 was heading south on Nichols Highway when it ran off the right side of the road and struck the tree.

One person was ejected from the vehicle and another person was trapped, according to Lee. He added that neither were wearing seat belts

Both the driver and the passenger were killed as a result of the crash, Lee said. The identities of the victims were not immediately available.

A crash happened early Saturday morning at Gerald Drive and South Nichols Highway.
A crash happened early Saturday morning at Gerald Drive and South Nichols Highway. (Source: Google Maps)

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