3 dead after vehicle catches fire in wreck on Hwy. 31 in Little River

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Courtesy: Horry County Fire Rescue

LITTLE RIVER, SC (WBTW) — Three people are dead following a two-vehicle wreck on Highway 31 South Sunday morning, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Brian Lee.

The driver of a Jeep was driving North in the Southbound lane, and struck a Mini Cooper head on, according to SCHP.

The driver of the Jeep and the passenger died as a result of the crash. The driver of the Mini Cooper died, and the passenger in the vehicle was taken to the local hospital, according to SCHP.

Horry County Fire Rescue Public Information Officer Tony Casey confirms one vehicle caught fire, and the other vehicle had entrapment.

It happened near mile marker 2 South on Highway 31. Horry County Fire Rescue crews were dispatched to the area at 3:16 a.m. That area of Hwy. 31 will be shut down for an extended amount of time through Sunday morning.

Horry County Fire Rescue asks the public to use the Robert Edge Parkway exit to avoid the area.

South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the incident with the help of the Multi-Disciplinary Accident Investigation Team.

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