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3 dead, injuries reported after transit bus collides with SUV in Georgetown County

Three people were killed in a crash involving a transit bus and an SUV in Georgetown County on...
Three people were killed in a crash involving a transit bus and an SUV in Georgetown County on Saturday.(WMBF)
Published: Jun. 19, 2021 at 10:01 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 19, 2021 at 5:57 PM EDT
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GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - Three people died Saturday morning after a wreck involving a transit bus in Georgetown County.

The crash happened in the area of Browns Ferry Road and Frank Williams Road at around 7:20 a.m., according to Tony Hucks, Assisting Chief of Georgetown County Fire/EMS.

Later, Cpl. Matt Southern with the South Carolina Highway Patrol said a Williamsburg County transit bus was traveling southbound on Browns Ferry Road when it collided with a GMC Yukon heading north.

He added that two of the people who died were both occupants in the SUV while the other death was someone who was on the bus.

Georgetown County Coroner Chase Ridgeway later identified the victims as:

  • Kellen Graves, 42, of Kingstree
  • Kyle Wilson, 42, of Andrews
  • Cedric Riddick, 33, of Kingstree

The bus was carrying a total of 35 people at the time of the crash, including the driver.

The crash also caused an undisclosed amount of injuries, with one person being airlifted to the hospital, Hucks said.

According to a statement, officials in Williamsburg County said more details about the crash would be provided at a later time.

Roads reopened in the area at around 4 p.m. Saturday after being closed for most of the day.

SCHP says troopers are in the preliminary stages of their investigation.

Crews from Horry County Fire Rescue were also called to assist at the scene.

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