Fatal crash on Highway 9 in Horry County

Published: Sep. 7, 2011 at 2:48 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 7, 2011 at 9:53 PM EDT
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LORIS, SC (WMBF) The South Carolina Highway Patrol was on the scene of a fatal crash that happened on Highway 9 north of Loris around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday evening.

According to Lance Cpl. Sonny Collins, spokesman for the SCHP, a two vehicle accident resulted in one fatality, a 60-year-old man from Nichols. The victim was driving a Toyota Corolla when he struck a 2008 Mercury that was attempting to make a lefthand turn into a private driveway.

The second person involved in the crash was taken to a nearby hospital. There is no word on their condition at the time.

Collins said both drivers were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the collision.

The investigative division of the South Carolina Highway Patrol is currently investigating the accident and will decide whether or not to file charges.

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