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SCHP: Myrtle Beach man charged with DUI after causing deadly crash along Carolina Forest Boulevard

Michael Oerther
Michael Oerther(Source: JRLDC)
Published: Oct. 26, 2021 at 1:42 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 26, 2021 at 11:42 PM EDT
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HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – A Myrtle Beach man has been arrested and charged after troopers said he caused a deadly crash along Carolina Forest Boulevard.

Michael Oerther, 52, was arrested and charged with felony driving under the influence with death.

Lance Corporal Tyler Tidwell with the South Carolina Highway Patrol said a Honda Civic was stopped at Carolina Forest Boulevard and Stafford Drive on Monday night when the Jeep Wrangler that Oerther was driving crashed into the back of the Honda Civic.

Crews were called to this crash on Carolina Forest Boulevard late Monday.
Crews were called to this crash on Carolina Forest Boulevard late Monday.(HCFR)

There were three people in the Honda Civic, the driver and front passenger were taken to the hospital while the back seat passenger was killed in the crash.

The Horry County Coroner’s Office has not released the name of the person who died.

Oerther was also taken to the hospital for his injuries but was medically cleared and taken to jail.

He is currently being held at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center under a $40,000 bond.

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