Victim identified in fatal crash on Highway 701 south of Conway

deadly crash_1559486000674.PNG.jpg

CONWAY, SC (WBTW) – Troopers with the South Carolina Highway Patrol are responding to a fatal crash on Highway 701 just south on Conway, according to the patrol’s CAD website.

According to Trooper Tyler Tidwell of the South Carolina Highway Patrol, a pickup truck traveling south on 701 ran off the road, into a ditch then into a culvert before striking a pole and ending up on its side.

Tidwell says the driver was not wearing a seatbelt and was partially ejected from the truck.

Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler identified the victim as 34-year-old Christopher Gude of Conway. Gude died at the scene of the crash.

Horry County Fire Rescue is also responding to the crash. According to a post on Facebook from the department, the crash happened at around 6:30 on Friday evening. The road was shut down temporarily and one lane will remain closed as crews clean up the scene.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is continuing to investigate.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending stories