Victims identified in deadly Highway 31 crash, road reopened

Victims identified in deadly Highway 31 crash, road reopened
Horry County Fire Rescue at the scene of the deadly crash on Highway 31. (Source: HCFR)

LITTLE RIVER, SC (WMBF) - The three people who died in a crash in Horry County early Sunday morning have been identified, according to officials.

The crash happened at 3:16 a.m. Sunday morning on Highway 31 South, according to Master Trooper Brian Lee with the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Lee said two cars were involved in the crash.driver of a Jeep traveling north in the southbound lane hit a Mini Cooper head-on.

Horry County Fire Rescue also said one car caught on fire, and the other car was involved in an entrapment.

Both drivers died in the crash, as well as a passenger in the Jeep.

Horry County Deputy Coroner Michelle McSpadden later identified the victims as:

  • Reese Russell, 19, of Glen Burnie, Maryland
  • Sharon Siebens Borreli, 44, residing in the Bronx, New York, but originally from Puerto Rico
  • Jose Miguel Morales Hernandez. 29, of Pleasantville, New Jersey

A fourth person, the passenger in the Mini Cooper, was taken to a local hospital, according to Lee.

As of 11:50 a.m. Sunday, Highway 31 was fully open again, according to Horry County Fire Rescue.

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