The Horry County Coroner’s office has identified a man who died in a collision with an 18-wheeler Tuesday morning on Dongola Highway near Tidway Circle about four miles south of Conway.
Twenty-eight-year-old Chris Anthony Blair, originally from Texas, was a passenger in a pickup truck that struck the 18-wheeler around 5:20 a.m., according to Tony Hendrick, Horry County deputy coroner.
Blair died at the scene from blunt-force trauma, Hendrick said.
The S.C. Highway Patrol was called to the scene minutes before 5:30 a.m., according to online traffic reports from the S.C. Department of Public Safety.
A 2006 Sterling tractor trailer was backing across the highway into a private drive when a 1995 Nissan truck ran into its side, according to Cpl. Sonny Collins of the Highway Patrol.
Blair was a passenger in the truck. The driver of the pickup was transported to Grand Strand Medical Center with serious injuries, Collins said.
The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured in the collision, he added.
Charges are expected to be filed in the case at a later time.
The last few days have been deadly for wrecks in the state of South Carolina. Ten people, including four motorcyclists and one pedestrian, died on Palmetto State roads from Friday until Sunday, according to figures released by SCDPS.
Eleven people have died on Horry County roads so far this year.