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A driver died after running off the road and crashing into a tree and power pole in an attempt to elude police in the Little River area early Thursday morning, South Carolina Highway Patrol reports.

The single-vehicle crash happened about 4:45 a.m. on Highway 57 near Harshaw Lane, said Sgt. Sonny Collins with SCHP.

The driver was the only occupant in a 2005 Honda Accord, Collins said. The driver was eluding Horry County police when the car went off the right side of the road, striking a tree and power pole, he said.

The name of the victim is expected to be released at a later time by the Horry County Coroner's Office.

Check back for updates.

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