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Horry County Coroner identifies father, daughter killed in Highway 57 wreck

A 58-year-old man and his teenage daughter died Friday in a two-vehicle crash on S.C. Highway 57.

The Horry County Coroner’s Office identified the victims as Walter Hager and his 17-year-old daughter, Amy. Walter Hager was originally from New York but lived in the Myrtle Beach area for the past four years, according to the office.

The crash happened near Highway 57 and Mt. Zion Road around 1:45 p.m.

The driver of a Kia ran a stop sign and collided with a Ford van with a trailer, said Cpl. Matt Southern with the South Carolina Highway Patrol. Both the Hagers were inside the Kia. A third Kia passenger also went to the hospital.

The driver of the Ford was also taken to the hospital, Southern said.

Highway Patrol troopers continue to investigate the wreck.

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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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