A fatal accident involving an 18-wheeler on Highway 701 Monday April 11, 2011 has closed parts of the highway at the Yauhanna River Bridge. According to authorities, an 18-wheeler went off the bridge and flipped over killing the driver. Because of the damage to the bridge, the South Carolina Department of Transportation came to the crash site to assess the safety of the bridge. They determined it is still safe for drivers but 65 feet of railing must be replaced and meet DHEC regulations before it can be reopened.
Traffic is currently being diverted at Pee Dee Highway to avoid the crash site.
If you are in need of a Myrtle Beach SC auto accident attorney, Conway lawyer Dirk Derrick at The Derrick Law Firm has been handling truck accidents, personal injury, and wrongful death claims in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, and Conway SC for over 23 years. Please call 843-488-5360 today.