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Young victim identified in fatal vehicle rollover in the Conway area on Thursday

Eight-year-old Austin Streeter died of injuries he suffered in a single-vehicle crash that happened Thursday morning on Juniper Bay Road in the Conway area, according to Horry County Deputy Coroner Patty Bellamy.

South Carolina Highway Patrol Cpl. Sonny Collins said the driver was transported to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, and Streeter was a passenger.

SCHP has been investigating the crash, and Horry County Fire Rescue was also on scene of the fatal wreck Thursday morning.

Crews were called to Juniper Bay Road and Jeffords Drive about 7:45 a.m. after reports of a vehicle rollover, said Tony Casey with HCFR. A 2014 Hyundai Elantra was driving east when it ran off the right side of the road, striking a ditch, Collins said.

The crash happened just off U.S. 378.

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