Arrest made in deadly Florence County crash

Nicklas Surls

An arrest has been made in a deadly wreck in Florence County.

A North Carolina woman died in the two car crash Saturday night.

It happened just before 10:30 p.m. at the intersection of US 76 and McCurdy Road in Florence County.

According to South Carolina Highway Patrol, the driver of a 2013 Dodge was heading eastbound on US 76.

The driver of a Mitsubishi SUV



icklas Surls, 18, of Florence

was heading westbound on US 76.

Troopers say the driver of the Dodge tried to turn left, when the vehicle was hit by Surls.

The 20-year-old driver of the Dodge from Charlotte was injured and taken to McCleod Hospital.

The passenger Jennifer Marie Thomas, 21, of Charlotte died, according to Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken.


is being charged with two counts of Felony Driving Under the Influence.

Highway Patrol is still investigating the wreck.