ABC 15 / WPDE-TV reports a "mass casualty" accident tied up Socastee roads and highways this morning well beyond 10 a.m.
The accident actually happened in the 5 a.m. hour, per a Tweet from Horry County Fire & Rescue.
@hcfirerescue UPDATE to vehicle crash at BRANDYMILL BLVD / SOCASTEE BLVD. Operating a Mass Casualty Incident. Personnel working on treating and extricating 3 trapped patients, 5 additional patients being treated and transported. PLEASE AVOID AREA.— Horry SC Fire Rescue (@hcfirerescue) April 4, 2018
The accident was described by authorities to have been a head-on collision between a car and a work/utility van full of painters.
Google Maps shows no traffic issues on Socastee Boulevard currently, but Dick Pond Road onto 544 towards 17 Bypass is still a slow craw as of 1:45pm.
The final update from Horry County Fire & Rescue indicates severe injuries, but no known fatalities at this point.
@hcfirerescue FINAL UPDATE to vehicle crash at BRANDYMILL BLVD / SOCASTEE BLVD. 2 vehicle crash which was a Mass Casualty Incident. 10 total patients transported. 3 extricated with life-threatening injuries. 2 with critical injuries and 5 with minor injuries. #BuckleUp #BeSafe pic.twitter.com/cIuSS1oobs— Horry SC Fire Rescue (@hcfirerescue) April 4, 2018