Two Deadly Crashes Occur on Grand Stand in Horry County, South Carolina
HORRY COUNTY, SC. – According to a news story reported online by myrtlebeachonline.com, two deadly vehicle crashes occurred less than two hours apart on the Grand Stand in Horry County, South Carolina. The Horry County Coroner’s Office and South Carolina Highway Patrol are investigating the accidents and have not released information on the causes of either.*
The first accident happened in the late afternoon at the A Plus Auto Sales, located at the corner of Rum Bluff Boulevard and South Carolina Highway 9. South Carolina Highway Patrol and Myrtle Beach Online report that around 4:40 p.m., a 2009 Mercedes SUV (model not reported) was traveling through the A Plus parking lot and somehow ended up crashing into two parked cars. The Mercedes then struck a fence and turned over in a ditch.
Myrtle Beach Online reports that the driver of the Mercedes was tragically killed in the collision. She was identified as a 56-year-old woman from Longs, South Carolina. It does not appear that anyone else was in the vehicle with her.
Less than two hours later, at about 6:20 p.m., a 2009 Chevrolet pickup truck (model not reported) was traveling southbound on U.S. Highway 701, and the vehicle somehow ran off the roadway near Neighbor Lane. The Chevy then traveled into a ditch and struck a fence and telephone pole before turning over.
Myrtle Beach Online reports that the driver of the Chevy was partially ejected from the vehicle during the collision, and he tragically died at the scene. He was identified as a 34-year-old man from Conway, South Carolina. It appears he was also alone in his vehicle.
Highway Patrol Troopers and the coroner’s office are looking into both wrecks. The causes of the collisions are not yet known, and authorities have not indicated what factors might have led to the accidents.
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