Police are investigating the cause of a three-vehicle accident in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina that left one person dead and two others injured.
According to officials with the Myrtle Beach Police Department, the crash occurred on U.S. 501 near Seaboard Street shortly after 6:00 p.m. Monday night. Police believe the crash was caused by a man, suspected of stabbing a 30 year-old woman, was attempting to flee the crime scene. As police arriving on the scene observed the 29 year-old suspect involved in a crash with two other vehicles.
The driver of one of the vehicles, identified as 53 year-old Cheryl Byrd, sustained serious injuries in the crash. Byrd was pronounced dead at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center shortly before 7:00 p.m.
Emergency medical services transported two other people involved to nearby hospitals for treatment. The stabbing suspect and the driver of the third vehicle were also taken to area hospitals with minor injuries.
The accident is still under investigation.