Fatal Little River Monday, February 8

One person has died following a car crash that took place in the 3000 block of Fairway Drive in Little River, according to S.C. Highway Patrol. Photo courtesy to Horry County Fire Rescue.

A 28-year old man died in a fatal crash that occurred near Highway 17 and Eagle Nest Drive Monday morning, according to Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler.

Steven Gerardo died from his injuries sustained in the crash, Fowler said. 

Master Trooper Brian Lee of the S.C. Highway Patrol said a 2007 Cadillac was heading south on U.S. 17 when it ran off the right side of the road, hit an embankment and went into a pond near the 3000 block of Fairway Drive. 

Lee added that the driver, later identified as Gerardo, was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash

According to Fowler, the crash happened around 12:45 a.m. The accident was reported almost five hours later. County Fire Rescue responded to the car shortly before 7:15 a.m. Monday. HCFR's dive team helped towing crews remove the vehicle.

The crash remains under investigation.

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