Portion of Highway 22 blocked as troopers continue to investigate crash that killed Horry officer

Portion of Highway 22 blocked as troopers continue to investigate crash that killed Horry officer
There is a partial lane closure along Highway 22 between Highway 17 and Highway 31 Wednesday. (Source: WMBF News)

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - There is a partial lane closure along Highway 22 between Highway 17 and Highway 31 Wednesday.

Master Trooper Brian Lee with South Carolina Highway Patrol says the department’s Multi-disciplinary Accident Investigation Team has closed a portion of the road for safety as they investigate Tuesday night’s fatal accident that claimed the life of an Horry County police officer.

LCpl. Melton “Fox” Gore, 57, was killed while he was performing a task outside of his truck near the intersection of Highway 22 and Highway 31.

Horry County Police Chief Joe Hill said the preliminary investigation shows that Gore was trying to get debris out of the road when he was hit.

The Horry County Animal Care Center will be closed Wednesday in memory of LCpl. Melton “Fox” Gore, who served for over 20 years in the Environmental Services Unit.

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