Truck crashes in Loris with shooting victims inside

Horry County Police are investigating a murder and car crash in Loris Wednesday night.

The driver of a truck crashed into a power pole before 11 o'clock, officials say.

The driver and passenger of the vehicle had both suffered gunshot wounds, according to Horry County Coroner Robert Edge.

The passenger, David Blanton, 24, of Loris died at the scene from single a gunshot wound and the driver was taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, Edge added.

The case is now being investigated as a homicide by Major Crimes detectives, according to Lt. Robert Kegler with Horry County Police.

The driver is listed in stable condition, Kegler added.