- Associated Press - Thursday, December 22, 2016

SOCASTEE, S.C. (AP) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol says three people have been killed in a wreck in Horry County.

The patrol told local media that the wreck happened shortly about 3:15 a.m. Thursday southwest of Socastee.

Lance Cpl. Matt Southern said the driver of a pickup truck crossed the center line of a road and ran off the highway into a ditch and then struck a tree.

Southern says the driver and two passengers died in the wreck.

Their names have not been released while relatives are notified.


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