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Three taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after car crashes into Waccamaw

Officials release statement after car crashes into Waccamaw

Mark Nugent, Horry County Fire Rescue public information officer, discusses the car the crashed into the Waccamaw River.
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Mark Nugent, Horry County Fire Rescue public information officer, discusses the car the crashed into the Waccamaw River.

One adult and two children are in critical condition after their vehicle went off a bridge and crashed into a marsh along the Waccamaw River from U.S. 501 near Conway, Mark Nugent, Horry County Fire Rescue public information officer, said.

One adult in his or her 30s, and two children, 10 and 13, were taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. One of the children was transported by helicopter.

A tweet from the department states that the car fell 40 feet from the bridge.

As of Monday afternoon, rescue crews were still trying to recover the car from the Wacammaw.

All northbound lanes along U.S. 501 near Lake Busbee were shut down Monday, a release from the Conway Police Department states.

Police say that the area should be avoided and that delays should be expected.

“Remember options such as Hwy 31 North to Hwy 22 West to get you to U.S. 501 in Aynor,” the release states. “You can also use Business 501.”

Megan Tomasic: 843-626-0343, @MeganTomasic

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