Horry County Corrections Officer Killed in Vehicle Collision

A three-vehicle crash along Highway 707 resulted in the death of an Horry County corrections officer. On Wednesday around 3 p.m., two motorcyclists were traveling north bound when an SUV crossed the roadway and struck them. Officer Richard Dejesus died at the scene. He served with the Horry County Sheriff’s Office since May of 2017. A second officer was also hospitalized for life-threatening injuries. The driver of the SUV was unharmed and now faces a charge for failure to yield the right of way.