Tragic Four-Vehicle Accident Occurs on Hwy 22 in Horry County, South Carolina
HORRY COUNTY, SC. – According to a news report posted online at wbtw.com, a four-vehicle accident occurred on Highway 22 in Horry County, South Carolina. Two people were tragically killed in the accident, according to the news report, and one of the vehicles involved was a tour bus for a country musician.*
The accident occurred during the early morning at an unknown point on Highway 22. No mile marker or cross street was provided in the report. South Carolina Highway Patrol and WBTW report that a Jeep was traveling the wrong way on the highway at approximately 3 a.m. and struck a pickup truck head-on.
It is not clear what direction each of the vehicles was traveling or why the Jeep driver was traveling in the wrong direction. Troopers are reportedly working to determine what events led to the accident.
WBTW reports that the driver of the Jeep and a passenger inside the pickup truck were both tragically killed in the collision. They were identified as a 61-year-old woman from Ellettsville, Indiana, and a 25-year-old man from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. In addition, WBTW reports the driver of the pickup truck was injured and taken to a hospital. This driver was not identified.
According to the report, two other vehicles became involved in the incident when they collided trying to avoid the prior crash. One of these vehicles was the tour bus for country musician Travis Tritt. No one in the bus or the fourth vehicle was injured. Tritt posted a message on social media after the accident expressing gratitude that no one in his crew was harmed, along with condolences to the victims.
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