Two people died in separate Grand Strand wrecks early Saturday morning, officials said.
Garland Rose, a 21-year-old man from Aynor, was killed in a crash near Galivants Ferry, said Horry County Deputy Coroner Michelle McSpadden. Rose died at the scene from injuries sustained in the crash.
That collision happened shortly before 7 a.m. on Bud Graham Road, said Lance Cpl. Judd Jones of the S.C. Highway Patrol.
Rose was heading west when he went off the left side of the road, struck a culvert, then collided with a pole, Jones said. The impact of the crash threw him from the vehicle. Rose was not wearing a seat belt, Jones said.
The other fatal crash happened around 4:30 a.m. in Georgetown County about seven miles south of the city of Georgetown, said senior trooper Hannah Wimberly of the Highway Patrol.
The driver of what officials believe was an Acura was traveling south on U.S. 17 when the car went off the right side of the road. The vehicle struck several trees, overturned and caught fire, Wimberly said. The driver died at the scene.
Because the body was so badly burned, officials still hadn’t been able to identify the driver late Saturday afternoon, said Georgetown County Coroner Kenny Johnson.