One person dies from injuries sustained in Friday Highway 501 wreck, police say

A 26-year-old involved in a wreck on Highway 501 on Friday has died, according to Horry County Coroner Robert Edge.

Nichols Newbern died Sunday from injuries sustained in the wreck, Edge said.

The wreck happened around 11:30 a.m. Friday on U.S. Highway 501 near West Nobles Road.

South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Matt Southern said an SUV driver tried to cross Highway 501 and hit a Toyota pickup truck driven by the victim.

The force caused the truck to overturn and the driver was ejected, Southern said.

Troopers continue to investigate the crash. The driver of the Ford was not hurt.

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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.