One person dies following garbage truck, car crash on SC 90

One person has died following a crash in the Little River area Tuesday morning, according to Tamara Willard with the Horry County Coroner’s Office.

Mary Campbell, 84, of Little River, died in the crash from multiple traumatic injuries, Willard said.

Horry County Fire Rescue was dispatched to the area of 11145 S.C. 90 about 9:12 a.m. after reports of a crash. The driver of a car was transported to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, said Tony Casey with Horry County Fire Rescue.

While attempting to turn left from a recycling center, the driver of a 2014 Buick pulled onto S.C. 90 in front of a 2018 Waste Industry trash truck that was traveling westbound, said Cpl. Sonny Collins with SCHP. No charges will be filed in connection to the crash, he said.

The driver of the garbage truck was not injured. The driver of the car was not wearing a seat belt, Collins said.

South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating.

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