Coroner identifies two killed in Saturday morning crash in Horry County

Coroner identifies two killed in Saturday morning crash in Horry County
Officials said the crash happened early Saturday morning in the Loris area. (Source: Horry County Fire Rescue)

LORIS, SC (WMBF) - Two people have died after a crash in the Loris area Saturday morning, according to officials.

Master Trooper Brian Lee with the South Carolina Highway Patrol said the crash happened at around 5:45 a.m. along Highway 66 and Highway 915.

The Horry County Coroner’s office identified the two as 31-year-old, Tanasha Farris of Loris and 29-year-old, Keith Cox of Loris.

Lee said Farris, the driver, was traveling south on Highway 915 and disregarded a stop sign before crossing into Highway 66 and struck a tree after driving off the roadway.

Both the driver and passenger died as a result of the crash. Lee added that neither occupant was wearing a seatbelt.

The crash is still under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Crews from Horry County Fire Rescue were also on scene.

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