SCHP: 1 dead after crash on Highway 701

Published: Dec. 10, 2021 at 11:45 AM EST
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HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – One person was killed in an accident in Horry County on Friday, according to authorities.

Master Trooper Brian Lee with the South Carolina Highway Patrol said the wreck happened in the area of Highway 701 at Privetts Road, located near Conway, at around 11 a.m.

Lee said the driver of a 2002 Mercedes attempted to pass a 2020 Nissan sedan on the highway, but the Mercedes struck the Nissan in the rear and ran off the road. A vehicle also overturned in the crash, according to officials with Horry County Fire Rescue.

The driver of the Mercedes was partially ejected and died as a result of the crash. They were not wearing a seatbelt, according to Lee.

The driver of the Nissan was wearing a seatbelt, but no details were provided on their condition.

Horry County Fire Rescue crews were called to the scene shortly after the accident, and roadways were blocked.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

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