SC Highway patrol investigating fatal Highway 22 crash


    One person is dead and four others are injured after a wreck on Highway 22 Saturday morning.

    The Horry County Coroner's Office says 7 year-old Alaina Smith of Orangeburg was died during surgery at GSRMC.

    South Carolina Highway patrol troopers say two vehicles were involved in the crash.

    A 2010 Mercury was heading east on Highway 22 and another vehicle, a Ford was merging from Highway 31 onto 22.

    The Ford traveled through the median and hit the Mercury. The passenger of the Mercury died, troopers say that person wasn't wearing a seatbelt. The other people in the Mercury were taken to the hospital.

    Horry County Fire Rescue also responded to the scene Saturday morning.

    The crash is still under investigation.

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