Young Girl Killed In Myrtle Beach Accident

Posted on Apr 02, 2012
South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers are still trying to determine the exact cause of an accident Saturday afternoon that killed a 4-year-old girl and injured several others on Highway 501. The accident happened around 1 pm near the Tanger Outlets in the northbound lanes. According to reports, a commercial tractor-trailer was approaching the intersection of 501 and the outlet stores when it hit an SUV from the rear. The SUV then hit a minivan. 4 people were taken to the hospital with injuries including the little girl that died. Doctors say that Jada Bennett died from head trauma sustained in the accident. She was in a child restraint seat and in the rear seat at the time of the accident.
The accident closed the northbound lanes of U.S. 501 and slowed traffic for more than 3 hours on Saturday. No charges have been brought yet against any driver, however, the accident is still under investigation.