Horry County Coroner Robert Edge said the victim of a fatal traffic accident early this morning on S.C. 90 has been identified as Nakia Stokes, 35, of Baugh Ridge Road in Longs.
The S.C. Highway Patrol reported that the vehicle Stokes was driving ran off S.C. 90 about 2:30 a.m., hit a tree and burst into flames.
Edge said Stokes died at the scene, but could not say if he burned to death or died of other injuries. A toxicology test will be done, Edge said.
Edge said he estimated the tree was 7 feet to 8 feet off the highway.
More details will be posted as they become available.