Driver’s death was natural, not caused by crash along S.C. 57, Horry County coroner says

(Allison Baker)
Published: Aug. 8, 2022 at 1:22 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 8, 2022 at 6:44 PM EDT
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HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – The Horry County Coroner said the driver who died at the scene of a crash on S.C. 57 Monday morning was not a victim of the crash, as the death was natural.

Master Trooper Brian Lee said troopers were called around 11:30 a.m. to the wreck on S.C. 57 near Mt. Zion Road.

Lee said a Ford Ranger truck was heading north on S.C. 57 when it ran off the road and hit a ditch.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The victim’s death was not caused by a motor vehicle crash,” Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler said. “The victim was under medical care due to health issues at the time of death.”

The Horry County Coroner’s Office has not released the driver’s identity yet.

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