LORIS, S.C. (WBTW) — One person was killed Sunday afternoon when their vehicle crashed into a tree and caught fire on Highway 19 in the Loris area, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

The SCHP said the vehicle was headed north on Highway 19 when it ran off the left side of the road and hit a tree near Highway 410.

The crash blocked traffic while first responders worked at the scene, and people were asked to avoid the area, according to Horry County Fire Rescue.

The name of the person who died has not been released. No additional information was immediately available.

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The SCHP is investigating. Count on News13 for updates.