1 dead, multiple injuries reported after Loris 3-car crash

Horry County Fire Rescue photo

LORIS, SC (WBTW) – Rescue workers say one person died and one more was rushed to the hospital in critical condition Thursday after a collision in Loris.

Crews responded to the scene of a multi-car crash Thursday evening after a vechicle reportedly collided with a fuel pump.

Loris Fire Department and Horry County Fire Rescue workers were called to 2245 South Highway 701, according to Horry County Fire Rescue spokesman Mark Nugent.

Loris Fire Chief Jerry Hardee says that there were three cars on the scene that appeared to be involved in the crash.

Nugent confirms one person was taken to the hospital in critical condition while two more victims were being treated for minor injuries.

Lance Corporal Matt Southern with the SC Highway Patrol says a van was traveling east on Cane Branch Road and didnt stop when they tried to cross Highway 701. The van collided with a pickup truck, causing the truck to run off the road and hit another car that was parked at the time and the gas pumps.

Horry County Deputy Coroner Tony Hendrick identified the deceased as an 84-year-old woman. Hendrick believes officials will release her name Friday.