Little River woman dies in Longs area crash

akelley@thesunnews.comJune 28, 2012 

The S.C. Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal car wreck on S.C. 9 in the Longs area, authorities said.

The crash occurred just after 5 p.m. Thursday on S.C. 9 in front of the Aberdeen Country Club blocking traffic and closing at least one lane.

Nicole Rebecca McMurray, 25, of Little River died from injuries suffered in the crash, said Robert Edge, Horry County Coroner. McMurray was transported to Grand Strand Regional Medial Center following the wreck and died just before 6 p.m., Edge said.

An adult male passenger and two children were also in the vehicle, Edge said. The man and one child were transported to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center and one toddler was flown to a Charleston area hospital, but Edge said none of their injuries were life-threatening.

Cpl. Bob Beres with the S.C. Highway Patrol said troopers are investigating the crash that involved McMurray's 1994 Ford Thunderbird and a 2013 Ford Explorer driven by an 18-year-old woman. Both drivers and their passengers were wearing seatbelts.

A preliminary investigation showed that the Ford Explorer was going north on S.C. 9 and McMurray's vehicle was attempting to cross S.C. 9, Beres said. McMurray's vehicle was struck in the left driver's side by the Explorer.

The children in McMurray's vehicle were a 4-year-old, who was flown to the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, and a 7-month-old, who was taken by EMS to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, Beres said.

A passenger in the Explorer was not hurt, while the driver was taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.

More details will be posted as they become available.

Contact AMANDA KELLEY at 626-0381.

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