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Two dead in wreck on Horry County highway, others taken to hospital

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

Twp people died and two others were injured after a Kia and a van collided Friday afternoon.

The crash happened close to 1:45 p.m. at Highway 57 and Mt. Zion Road in the Wampee area of Horry County, according to Horry County Fire Rescue officials.

A person driving a Kia ran past a stop sign and collided with a Ford van with a trailer, South Carolina Highway Patrol Cpl. Matt Southern said.

Walter Hager, 58, and his daughter Amy Hager, 17, died in the wreck, according to the Horry County Coroner’s Office. A third passenger of the Kia also went to the hospital. The driver of the Ford also went to the hospital.

The wreck is under investigation by Highway Patrol. The Horry County Coroner’s Office has not released the name of the victim.

Wampee is an area of Horry County outside of North Myrtle Beach along Highway 22.

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