S.C. 544 fatal wreck October 27, 2020

Photo courtesy of Horry County Fire Rescue

One person died in a collision on the S.C. Highway 544 overpass over Highway 501 near Conway around 2 p.m. Tuesday, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. 

Master Sergeant Brian Lee said a 2000 Chevy Cavalier going east on 544 crossed the center line and struck a 2016 Chevy Tahoe head-on. 

The driver of the Cavalier was not wearing a seatbelt and died in the wreck, Lee said. The driver of the Tahoe was wearing a seatbelt and was taken to a local hospital. 

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating and the coroner’s office will release the identity of the deceased. 

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