HORRY COUNTY, SC (WPDE) –Two mental health patients have been killed after the HCSO transport van they were in was overcome with flood waters, according to an Horry County official in South Carolina.
Marion County Coroner Jerry Richardson said the van was still in the water as of 8:45 p.m. on Pee Dee Island Road just off of Highway 76.
Richardson identified the two patients as Wendy Wenton, of Shallotte; and Nicolette Green, of Myrtle Beach.
An autopsy is scheduled for Friday morning.
The deputies in the van were rescued and taken to the hospital, according to our source, but the patients were chained in the back of the van.