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Coroner’s office identifies 78-year-old woman killed in crash on Highway 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach area

One person was killed and three others were hurt in a crash Friday morning in the Myrtle Beach...
One person was killed and three others were hurt in a crash Friday morning in the Myrtle Beach area.(Source: HCFR)
Published: Dec. 31, 2021 at 10:50 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 31, 2021 at 12:31 PM EST
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HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – One person was killed and three others were hurt in a crash Friday morning in the Myrtle Beach area.

According to Master Trooper Brian Lee with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the two-vehicle crash happened around 9:30 a.m. on Highway 17 Bypass near Azalea Lakes Boulevard.

A Ford Taurus headed eastbound on Azalea Lakes Boulevard failed to yield the right-of-way and was hit by a Hyundai sedan heading south on Highway 17 Bypass, Lee said.

A passenger in the Ford Taurus, who was reportedly not wearing a seat belt, was killed in the accident.

Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler identified the passenger as 78-year-old Cynthia Allaire of Myrtle Beach. He said that she died at the South Strand ER from injuries that she sustained in the crash.

The driver of the Taurus was wearing a seatbelt and was taken to the hospital with injuries, troopers said.

According to Lee, the driver of the Hyundai sedan and the passenger in that vehicle were also hurt and taken to the hospital. Both were wearing seatbelts.

The accident remains under investigation by SCHP.

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