A wrong-way collision in South Carolina has resulted in the death of two people. One of the victims is three-year-old Micki Nolan, the youngest daughter of Costa Mesa football coach Jimmy Nolan.
Nolan’s wife Taran Nolan and two of their other children were also involved in the crash that occurred around 5 a.m. on Thursday on U.S. 521 in Georgetown County.
It is alleged that Nolan was driving on the wrong side of the road when her 2000 Ford Expedition collided with a 2010 Cadillac Escalade and burst into flames.
The driver of the Escalade, 49-year-old Glendora Holmes of Andrews, was also killed in the crash.
South Carolina Highway Patrol Master Trooper Brian Lee said both vehicles were traveling in an eastbound lane when the crash occurred.
He said everyone involved was wearing a seatbelt.
In a Facebook post, Jimmy Nolan said he was on the phone with his wife when he heard her scream and then heard the crash.
He later said that a state trooper told him that when help arrived, responders could only pull three people from the burning car.
In another post, Nolan said Taran, his daughter Daisy and son Jimmy were taken to Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
He said Taran suffered a brain bleed and had no feeling in her extremities. She also sustained broken hands and feet and a broken neck. She is expected to be in intensive care for at least three weeks.
Meanwhile, Daisy was expected to go into surgery after sustaining bleeding to her brain, broken bones, and cuts. Her eyes were also said to be swollen shut. Jimmy suffered cuts and broken bones.
Nolan said the three members of his family also suffered minor burns.
The family was preparing to move to South Carolina and Nolan was in California with his eldest daughter Paisley when the crash took place.
They later traveled to South Carolina.
If you lost a loved one in a crash, you may be able to get compensation with help from a South Carolina car accident lawyer.