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MB man killed in hit and run; Nine injured in second crash

One man was killed late Thursday night in Myrtle Beach when he was hit by a sport-utility vehicle that fled the scene.

Nine people were injured, one critically, in a Friday morning wreck on S.C. 90.

The Myrtle Beach crash occurred on U.S. 17 Business near the intersection of 17th Avenue North, according to a release from Capt. David Knipes. The vehicle was traveling north when it struck 48-year-old Gregory Gordon of Myrtle Beach shortly before 10 p.m., officials said.

Gordon was taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center and later died, Coroner Robert Edge said.

The suspect, a 29-year-old Bluefield, W.Va., man, later turned himself into Myrtle Beach police, but he has not been charged in the crash, Knipes said.

In Friday morning's wreck, nine people were taken via helicopter to local hospitals from a three-vehicle wreck in the Wampee community.

One person was flown to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, N.C., said Todd Cartner with Horry County Fire Rescue. He left the scene in critical condition, Cartner said.

Six patients were taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, and two more were taken to Seacoast Medical Center, Cartner said. They were all in stable condition, he said.

The crash, which involved at least two vehicles colliding head-on, shut down S.C. 90 for about two hours, Carter said. The crash was reported about 8 a.m. and officials hoped to have the road reopened by 10 a.m.

More details will be posted when they become available.

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