Horry County Deputy Coroner Patty Bellamy has released the identity of the man who died in Saturday’s fiery crash. He is 29-year-old Brandon Proveaux, a Myrtle Beach resident.
The three-vehicle crash occurred around 6:40 a.m. on S.C. 90 in the area of Conway.
Bellamy said Proveaux was married and he had two children.
Lance Cpl. Tyler Tidwell of the South Carolina Highway Patrol said Proveaux was driving a 2018 Nissan Armada and going east on the highway when he went left of center.
He struck a dump truck in the other lane and this caused the truck to go across the center line and hit a 2006 Ford F-150. The F-150 was traveling behind the Armada.
Proveaux was the sole occupant in his vehicle. Tidwell said it was not clear whether he was wearing a seat belt.
However, he said neither the driver of the dump truck nor the driver of the F-150 was buckled up. In South Carolina, everyone in a vehicle is required by law to wear a seatbelt.
The dump truck driver was taken to Conway Medical Center while the motorist in the F-15- was transported to Grand Strand Medical Center.
Horry County Fire Rescue said one vehicle caught fire during the crash.
South Carolina Highway Patrol and Horry County police also responded to the scene.
Car accidents can result in a wide range of injuries including broken bones, burns, head injuries, and spinal damage. While some victims make a full recovery, others’ lives are permanently altered. In the most serious cases, car accident injuries can be fatal. Accidents involving trucks are more likely to result in catastrophic injuries.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a crash caused by someone else’s negligence, contact a Greenville car accident attorney. You may be entitled to compensation and you’ll need professional advice and representation.