Coroner identifies victim in deadly Loris crash

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HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — One person died and two others were hospitalized Tuesday after a crash in the Loris area, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol.

The crash happened at about 3:58 p.m. in the area of 5030 Highway 66 in Loris, according to Horry County Fire Rescue. That’s near Hewitt Road.

Troopers say a Jeep Cherokee was traveling E on 66 when the driver of a Chevy Tahoe was attempting to make a left onto Hewitt Road. The Tahoe driver failed to yield the right of way and struck the Cherokee head-on, Master Trooper Brian Lee tells News13. The Cherokee driver died. The two people in the Tahoe were taken to the hospital.

The driver of the Cherokee has been identified as 40-year-old Jerri Hardee, of Loris, according to Horry County Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard. Hardee died at the scene due to traumatic injuries.

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