Five people were killed after a single-engine plane crashed over the weekend in a South Carolina seaside resort town
North Beach MYRTLE, SC — Five people have been killed after a single-engine plane crashed over the weekend in a South Carolina coastal resort town.
Officials said the wreck that caught fire Sunday near a golf course in North Myrtle Beach killed all four passengers and the pilot, The Myrtle Beach Sun News reported. Monday’s update increased the death toll from initial reports that one person had passed away.
Tamara Williard, Herry County deputy coroner, told the newspaper that one person died shortly after being taken to an area hospital while the others died on the spot. The office did not immediately respond to an email from the Associated Press.
The identities of the victims and the cause of the plane crash have not been released. Willard told The Post and Courier that officials are contacting their next of kin because “some of these individuals are related to each other and the families are from another country.”