SCHP: 19-year-old driver dies following two-car crash on beachbound side of U.S. 501

SCHP: 19-year-old driver dies following two-car crash on beachbound side of U.S. 501
Horry County Fire Rescue crews respond to a two-vehicle crash in the southbound lanes of Highway 501 on Friday morning. (Source: HCFR)

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – One of the drivers involved in a crash early Friday morning that blocked all beachbound lanes of U.S. 501 has died, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

All southbound lanes are blocked following a crash Friday morning on the beachbound side of U.S. 501, according to the South Carolina Department of Transportation.

The crash happened shortly after 8 a.m. at U.S. 501 South and West Perry Road, close to Carolina Forest Boulevard.

Master Trooper Brian Lee said a 2011 Hino truck was stopped on Highway 501 when the driver of a Honda SUV hit the truck in the back. The driver of the SUV was taken to a hospital where they later died from their injuries.

Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler identified the driver as 19-year-old Kelsey McGhee from Conway.

ACCIDENT ON 501

Posted by Kate Merriman WMBF on Friday, May 22, 2020

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