Driver killed in crash near Hwy 501 and Hwy 544 identified

Grand Strand

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — One person died and one other person was injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon in Horry County, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol.

The crash happened at 1:55 p.m. in the area of Hwy 501 and Hwy 544. Troopers said a 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier was traveling east on Hwy 544 when it crossed the center line and hit a 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe head on.

The driver of the Cavalier was not wearing a seatbelt and died. The driver of the Tahoe was wearing a seatbelt and was taken to the hospital with injuries, according to troopers.

The driver was identified as Allen Alexis Brown, 46, according to Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard. Brown was taken to Conway Medical Center where he died a half hour later from multiple “traumatic” injuries.

Willard said Brown was from Sumter and relocated to Horry County four to five months ago.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area to avoid delays. South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating.

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