One person killed in Horry County accident

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WBTW) – One person is dead following a crash in Horry County Monday evening.

South Carolina Highway Patrol LCpl. Matt Southern said it happened on Legends Road, just off US-501 near Carolina Forest.

Southern says a 2006 Cadillac was driving north on Legends Road when they went off the right side of the road, over corrected, went off the left side of the road, hit a ditch and overturned. Southern says the vehicle hit a tree.

The driver was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, according to troopers on scene.

The Horry County Coroner’s Office identified him as 34-year-old James Mello, and said he died at the scene.


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