Horry County police have released more details about the deadly car accident occurring in the Forestbrook community near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
An Horry County police officer first noticed a Mitsubishi car in the area of Highway 814 around 11:10 am. The driver stopped the car, went to the trunk, but returned to the car to drive off once he saw the police car. The driver then failed to use a signal when turning into a gas station, prompting the officer to flash his lights, but the driver did not stop. The officer followed the car for about a minute, when the car began driving on the wrong side of McCormick Road, causing it to hit a black SUV head-on.
The officer then caledl for emergency response to come to the scene. The SUV's driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The passenger of the Mitsubishi, Lucero Sanchez Martinez died at Conway Medical Center following the accident. More information about the identity of the driver of the Mitsubishi has not yet been released.