19-year-old woman killed, 2 hurt after vehicle hits tree in Little River
LITTLE RIVER, S.C. (WMBF) - A 19-year-old woman was killed after a vehicle hit a tree in the Little River area early Sunday.
Horry County Fire Rescue along with South Carolina Highway Patrol responded to the crash around 6:30 a.m. on Highway 57.
LCPl. William Bennett with the South Carolina Highway Patrol Bennett said a 2005 Nissan sedan was heading north on the highway when it ran off the road to the right and struck a ditch before colliding with a tree.
He added the driver died as a result of the crash, while Horry County Fire Rescue took two other people were taken to the hospital. The two are expected to be OK.
A fourth person in the car did not want to be taken to a hospital.
Horry County Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard later identified the driver as 19-year-old India Chestnut, of Sunset Beach, North Carolina.
No further details were immediately available.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating with assistance from the Horry County Police Department.
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