Crash closes portion of Highway 17 in North Myrtle Beach

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW)- According to the North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety, a crash has closed a portion of Highway 17 Southbound.

The Department of Public Safety sent out an alert encouraging drivers to avoid the areas of 46th and 48th Avenue South around 8:00 Sunday night.

North Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Mike Davis said 17 people were involved in the crash, and three of them had to be taken to the hospital.

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At last check, Highway 17 Southbound has reopened two lanes of traffic.

News13 has a crew at the scene and will bring you the latest.

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