Conway police officer treated, released after incident on Highway 501 near Waccamaw River bridge

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Photo: South Carolina Department of Transportation

CONWAY, S.C. (WBTW) — A Conway police officer was hurt Monday afternoon in an incident that backed up traffic on Highway 501 south near the Waccamaw River bridge, a city spokeswoman confirmed.

The officer was treated at a local hospital and released, according to spokeswoman June Wood, who did not say how the officer was hurt. A South Carolina Department of Transportation traffic camera showed emergency crews on the scene of a crash that blocked the right lane of traffic in the area about 4 p.m.

The scene was cleared by about 4:30 p.m., allowing traffic to return to normal.

No other information was immediately available. The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating.

News13 has reached out to troopers for additional information. Count on News13 for updates.

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