Wreck causes injuries, power outage
A violent auto crash west of Loris Thursday morning resulted in serious injuries to several people and the loss of electricity to more than 100 Horry Electric Cooperative customers, Lance Cpl. Sonny Collins of the South Carolina Highway Patrol said.
One of the two pick-up trucks apparently ran a stop sign, slamming into the side of the other, Collins said. A power pole was clipped in the process.
One of the crash victims was airlifted from the crash site, and several others were taken by ambulance to hospitals, Collins said.
Horry Electric’s outage website reported 121 customers without power in the area near the crash, which occurred shortly after 8 a.m. at Huggins and Mt. Zion roads.
Charges are expected. Look for details in the March 6 Tabor-Loris Tribune print edition. (Joyce Graham photo)