Mother and son killed in Hilton Head wreck identified

The Beaufort County Coroner’s Office has identified the mother and son who were killed in a single-car crash Friday in Hilton Head Plantation as Blain Leonard Arvig, 31, and Emily Jean Arvig, 56.

The names had been withheld until the coroner could track down their legal next of kin, Blain Arvig’s father, who was vacationing at the time of the wreck in Nevada, Coroner Ed Allen said.

Blain Arvig was a Hilton Head Island resident and driving the pickup truck at about 3:30 p.m. in the gated community when he disregarded a stop sign and hit a tree, the S.C. Highway Patrol said. He and his mother, who lived in Melrose, Minn., were declared dead at the scene.

Lance Cpl. Brent Kelly of the Highway Patrol said the accident investigation continues. No information on possible causes has been released.