Coroner identifies driver killed after running off road, hitting tree in Loris

Coroner identifies driver killed after running off road, hitting tree in Loris
HCFR and troopers were called to the wreck May 7 near Liberty Church Road after a car collided with a tree. (Source: HCFR)

LORIS, S.C. (WMBF) – The Horry County Coroner’s Office has identified the man killed in a deadly single-vehicle crash last week along Highway 9 in Loris.

The victim has been identified as 46-year-old Tommy B. Kempen, of Rockingham, N.C.

Kempen was the only person in the vehicle at the time of the crash, which happened near Liberty Church Road.

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According to authorities, a 2006 Pontiac G6 was heading northbound on Highway 9 when the driver ran off the road to the right and hit a tree.

The victim died at the scene.

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