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Myrtle Beach crash connected to possible carjacking, cops say

Crews work to remove a car from the scene of a crash on U.S. Highway 17 Bypass on Dec. 12.
Crews work to remove a car from the scene of a crash on U.S. Highway 17 Bypass on Dec. 12. jbell@thesunnews.com

A crash at one of Myrtle Beach’s busiest intersections might be related to a carjacking, police said.

Myrtle Beach police started to investigate a multi-vehicle wreck at Mr. Joe White Avenue and U.S. Highway 17 Bypass around 3 p.m. on Wednesday, according to Cpl. Tom Vest.

Initial reports state the crash is related to a carjacking, according to Vest.

There was a brief pursuit on foot and one person was taken into custody following the wreck, according to Vest. The area near the wreck was mostly cleared by 3:45 p.m.

The incident is the second high-profile carjacking this week. On Monday, Horry County police started an investigation into a reported carjacking on Pond Cypress Lane in the Carolina Forest area.

Alex Lang is the True Crime reporter for The Sun News covering the legal system and how crime impacts local residents. He says letting residents know if they are safe is a vital role of a newspaper. Alex has covered crime in Detroit, Iowa, New York City, West Virginia and now Horry County.
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