Fatal Georgetown Co. crash kills 1, injures 5 others

Fatal Georgetown Co. crash kills 1, injures 5 others

According to officials with South Carolina High Patrol, a two-vehicle accident on Highway 17, at Highway 17 Bypass, killed one person and sent 5 others to the hospital.

Officials say the driver of the Chrysler 300 was killed and 4 passengers inside were taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.  Troopers tell us those passengers were wearing seatbelts.

The deceased victim was identified as 50-year-old Richard Weldon, according to Georgetown County Deputy Coroner Chase Ridgeway.

The driver in the other vehicle, a Chevy Trailblazer, was also taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.

Their condition is unknown.

Officials say the Chrysler was traveling south on Highway 17 Bypass around 8 p.m. Thursday night and tried to cross Highway 17. That's when the Chrysler collided with the Chevy Trailblazer.

The crash remains under investigation.

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