Aynor man killed in crash on U.S. 501

An Aynor man was killed in a two-truck crash on U.S. 501 near Aynor Thursday afternoon.

Lawrence Lyons, 79, from the Aynor area, died of blunt force trauma, according to Horry County Deputy Coroner Dennis Fowler. Lyons was transported to Conway Medical Center and pronounced dead at 4:01 p.m., Fowler said.

The wreck occurred just after 3 p.m. on U.S. 501 before the intersection with S.C. 22 near White Oak Lane, according to Cpl. Sonny Collins with the S.C. Highway Patrol.

A 2005 GMC pickup truck – driven by Lyons – pulled out of White Oak Lane onto U.S. 501 in front of a 2000 International truck traveling south, Collins said. Both trucks collided, killing Lyons, Collins said.

No charges are expected to be filed in this case, since the at-fault driver was killed, Collins said.

The S.C. Highway Patrol is investigating the incident, Collins said.