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Woman Killed in Three-Vehicle Wreck on U.S. 17 in South Carolina

January 13, 2019

LITTLE RIVER, SC. – According to an online news story from, a woman was killed in a three-vehicle collision that occurred on U.S. Highway 17 in Little River, South Carolina. The county coroner’s office has identified the victim as a 62-year-old woman from North Carolina.*

The crash occurred on U.S. Highway 17 in Little River, Horry County, South Carolina. Reports indicate a Ford Focus pulled out of a private drive located at 1702 U.S. 17 and collided with a southbound Chevrolet Equinox. The Equinox then crashed into a northbound Honda Odyssey. 

It is not yet clear why the driver of the Focus failed to yield to oncoming traffic on the highway. All three vehicles sustained significant damage in the crash. Photos from the scene show the crumpled vehicles and debris in the roadway. 

The driver of the Focus tragically died in the crash. The Horry County Coroner’s Office has identified her as 62-year-old Christine Russel, of Calabash, North Carolina. It is not clear whether anyone in the other two vehicles was injured. Officials also did not indicate whether Russel was the sole occupant of the Focus. 

Following the crash, all lanes of U.S. 17 were shut down for a period of time. Traffic was delayed during this time, as crews investigated the accident and cleared the wreckage from the scene. South Carolina authorities are still in the process of investigating the crash and have not provided additional details to the public at this time. 

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