Coroner’s office identifies driver killed in head-on crash at U.S. 501, S.C. 544 overpass

Coroner’s office identifies driver killed in head-on crash at U.S. 501, S.C. 544 overpass
Crews were called to a two-car crash on the S.C. 544 overpass at U.S. 501 Tuesday afternoon. (Source: Horry County Fire Rescue)

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle crash with ejection Tuesday afternoon in Horry County.

According to information from Horry County Fire Rescue, the crash happened in the area of U.S. 501 and the S.C. 544 overpass.

Master Trooper Brian Lee said a Chevrolet Cavalier was heading east on Highway 544 and a Chevrolet Tahoe was driving west on Highway 544 when the Cavalier crossed the center line and hit the Tahoe head-on.

Lee said the driver of the Cavalier died as a result of the crash. He added that the driver was not wearing a seatbelt.

Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard identified the driver as 46-year-old Allen Alexis Brown. Willard added that Brown had just relocated to Horry County from Sumter about four to five months ago.

The driver of the Tahoe was taken to a local hospital, according to Lee.

The Multi-Disciplinary Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) is helping the South Carolina Highway Patrol with the investigation into the wreck.

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