S.C. 544 fatal wreck October 27, 2020

Photo courtesy of Horry County Fire Rescue

An Horry County police detective was injured in a head-on crash near Conway Tuesday afternoon that left another person dead.

The crash happened on the S.C. 544 overpass over U.S. 501 around 2 p.m. Tuesday, according to Brian Lee with the South Carolina Highway Patrol. 

Lee said a 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier was traveling east on S.C. 544 when the vehicle crossed the center line and struck a 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe head-on. 

The Horry County Police Department said on Facebook Wednesday that the Tahoe was an unmarked HCPD vehicle.

The driver of the Cavalier was not wearing a seat belt and died due to the wreck.

The deceased was identified as 46-year-old Allen Alexis Brown, who moved to Horry County from Sumter about four or five months ago, Horry County Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard said in a news release.

Brown was taken to Conway Medical Center, where he succumbed to multiple traumatic injuries.

The driver of the Tahoe, the detective, was wearing a seat belt and received medical attention. The detective was taken to a local hospital after suffering minor injuries in the crash.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the wreck.

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LoriK

Please wear seatbelts everyone! Pay attention on the road and don't take safety for granted. South Carolina recently ranked highest in the nation for traffic fatalities : (

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