Coroner identifies 86-year-old killed after truck goes into pond in Murrells Inlet

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MURRELLS INLET, S.C. (WCSC/WMBF) - The Georgetown County Coroner’s Office identified the driver of a pickup truck who died Tuesday after the truck went into a pond along Highway 17 Bypass in Murrells Inlet.

John Singleton Jr., 86, of Murrells Inlet, died Tuesday, according to Coroner Kenny Johnson. Singleton drowned in the accident, Johnson said.

The crash happened at approximately 5:40 p.m. on Christmas Eve, when a 1998 Chevrolet pickup truck traveling west on Bellamy Avenue veered off the left side of the road and into a pond, South Carolina Highway Patrol Cpl. Sonny Collins said.

Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire District Chief Norman Knight said crews were not able to get to the vehicle because of the depth of the water so the Horry County Dive Team was called in.

The Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash.

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