SCHP releases details on Highway 544 crash that killed 80-year-old man

Published: Apr. 11, 2023 at 2:28 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 11, 2023 at 5:10 PM EDT
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HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – The South Carolina Highway Patrol released details on a crash that took an 80-year-old man’s life over a week later.

Lance Cpl. Lena Butler said troopers responded on Tuesday, March 28 to Highway 544 and Gibson Avenue in the Surfside Beach area for a two-car crash.

Officials said 80-year-old Wayne Mansfield, who was driving a Mini Cooper, was trying to make a left-hand turn from Gibson Avenue onto Highway 544 when he was hit by a Nissan Altima.

Mansfield was taken to the hospital where he died on Friday, April 7, according to the Horry County Coroner’s Office.