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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