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Myrtle Beach man killed in crash on U.S. 501 near Carolina Forest

One person is dead after a fatal vehicle crash on U.S. 501 southbound near Carolina Forest Monday afternoon.

David Cole Wenglinsky, 23, from Myrtle Beach, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Horry County Deputy Coroner Tony Hendrick.

The wreck occurred around noon Monday near the Dunkin’ Donuts just north of Carolina Forest, said Battalion Chief Brian VanAernem, public information officer with Horry County Fire Rescue.

A 2000 GMC sport utility driven by Wenglinsky and a 2012 Honda sport utility were traveling south on U.S. 501 when Wenglinsky attempted to change lanes, according to Cpl. Sonny Collins with the S.C. Highway Patrol.

Wenglinsky’s SUV struck the rear of the Honda, causing his vehicle to overturn. Wenglinsky, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected, Collins said. He died from internal blunt force trauma, Hendrick said.

The S.C. Highway Patrol is investigating the incident, but no charges are expected to be filed, Collins said.

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