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1 dead after head-on crash on Highway 701 near Conway

First responders were called to the area of South Highway 701 and Copperhead Road for a wreck...
First responders were called to the area of South Highway 701 and Copperhead Road for a wreck involving two cars with entrapment.(Source: HCFR)
Published: May. 9, 2022 at 9:40 PM EDT|Updated: May. 10, 2022 at 8:26 AM EDT
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HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – One person died after a head-on crash near Conway on Monday.

LCpl. Tyler Tidwell with the South Carolina Highway Patrol said the wreck happened at around 8:40 p.m. in the area of Highway 701 and Copperhead Road.

Tidwell said a 2017 Nissan Sentra heading north on the highway was attempting to pass a vehicle and struck a 2009 Toyota Highlander that was traveling south.

The driver of the Nissan died as a result of the crash, while all three people in the Toyota were taken to the hospital for their injuries.

Horry County Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard later identified the driver of the Nissan as 41-year-old Jeremy Combs.

Horry County Fire Rescue crews responded to the crash, adding that it involved entrapment at the scene.

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