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Horry coroner: 81-year-old man dies in wreck after striking tree

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More than 141,000 traffic collisions were recorded in South Carolina in 2017. Here's why there were so many.
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More than 141,000 traffic collisions were recorded in South Carolina in 2017. Here's why there were so many.

A man died after suffering a “sudden medical event,” causing him to strike a tree Sunday, according to the Horry County Coroner’s Office.

Waylon Johnson, 81, died of his injuries, said Michelle McSpadden, Horry County deputy coroner. Johnson suffered a “sudden medical event,” which caused him to lose control of his vehicle and strike a tree on Nichols Highway near Highway 308, she said.

Johnson lived near the area where the wreck happened, McSpadden said.

S.C. Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

More than 141,000 traffic collisions were recorded in South Carolina in 2017. Here's why there were so many.

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