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SCHP: 1 killed in head-on crash in Loris area; 2 others hurt

Two people were injured in a crash Tuesday afternoon in Loris.
Two people were injured in a crash Tuesday afternoon in Loris.(Source: Horry County Fire Rescue)
Published: Jun. 29, 2021 at 5:03 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 29, 2021 at 7:11 PM EDT
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LORIS, S.C. (WMBF) – One person was killed and two others hurt after a head-on crash in the Loris area, troopers said.

According to information from Horry County Fire Rescue, the collision happened just before 4 p.m. in the area of 5030 Highway 66.

Master Trooper Brian Lee with the South Carolina Highway Patrol said a Jeep Cherokee was heading east on Highway 66, while a Chevrolet Tahoe was heading west.

On July 23, the Highway Patrol confirmed to WMBF News that the MAIT team recently concluded its investigation into the crash. Investigators found that the Jeep was driving too fast for conditions and hit the Tahoe as it was making a left turn onto Hewitt Road.

Lee said the driver of the Jeep died. The person’s name has not been released.

He added that the two occupants in the Tahoe were taken to the hospital.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating.

**This article has been updated since its original publishing date**

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