An accident involving at least two vehicles caused an intersection on Highway 501 for several hours early Thursday morning.
Highway patrol responded to an accident occurring around 2 am at the intersection of Highway 501 and Gardner Lacy Road in Horry County. At least a car and a truck were involved in the crash and one person was airlifted from the scene for treatment.
Highway patrol shut down the intersection for several hours and diverted traffic around the scene. Westbound traffic was diverted behind Walmart and then funneled back to the major road. Debris has since be cleared in time for morning traffic.