Authorities on Saturday identified an 84-year-old Loris woman as the victim in a fatal wreck that happened a day earlier.
Mary Allen died at the scene of the crash, said Horry County Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard. The cause of death was blunt force trauma.
The three-vehicle wreck happened around 4:10 p.m. Friday in the 2400 block of U.S. 701, according to the state Highway Patrol.
A 1995 Chevy pickup was traveling north on U.S. 701 when the driver stopped to make a left turn onto Cheryl Road, according to the patrol. A 1996 Ford Ranger that had been traveling behind the Chevy couldn’t stop in time and swerved around the Chevy and into oncoming traffic, striking a 2003 Ford Escape head on.
Allen was a passenger in the Ranger, according to the patrol. Joseph Rhodes of Loris, the driver of the Ranger, was flown to Grand Strand Medical Center. The middle passenger in the Ranger, a juvenile, was also flown to Grand Strand.
The driver of the Escape, Jazz Hemingway of Tabor City, N.C., was flown to Grand Strand as well.
The driver of the Chevy wasn’t injured. Officials said charges are pending.