Fatal car crash also sends several to hospital in Murrells Inlet

Richard Weldon, 50, from Illinois


died in a car crash in Georgetown County Thursday, according to Georgetown County Deputy Coroner Chase Ridgeway.

The crash happened around 8 p.m. at the Highway 17 Business and Bypass split in Murrells Inlet.

According to South Carolina Highway Patrol, Weldon was driving a Chrysler heading south on U.S. 17 Bypass then tried to cross U.S. 17 when the crash happened.

Weldon died from multiple trauma, according to Ridgeway.

Four passengers in his car were taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, according to SCHP.

Troopers said the driver of the other vehicle, a Chevy Trailblazer, was also taken to the hospital.

Their conditions have not been released.

The crash is still under investigation.

Midway Fire Rescue officials say the wreck blocked traffic for a while.