Myrtle Beach woman killed in wreck off Highway 17 in Mount Pleasant, authorities say

Mount Pleasant police responded to a report of a fatal wreck and overturned vehicle Monday afternoon off Highway 17.

A Myrtle Beach woman died Monday afternoon after running a red light and crashing her car into a sweetgrass basket stand on Highway 17, authorities said.

Charleston County Deputy Coroner Cindy Bordallo identified the woman as 22-year-old Wendy Castro-Valle. She died from blunt-force trauma as a result of the wreck, Bordallo reported.

Mount Pleasant police responded around 2 p.m. Monday to the area of Highway 17 and Hamlin Road.

According to the department's spokesman Chip Googe, a vehicle ran through a red light, swerved to the right and struck a basket stand perched on the side of the road.

The driver, Castro-Valle, was killed in the wreck. Three passengers were transported to Medical University Hospital with minor injuries, Googe said.

Reach Christina Elmore at 937-5908 or at Twitter.com/celmorePC.

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