Motorcyclist Tragically Killed in Crash on U.S. 501 in Horry County, South Carolina
HORRY COUNTY, SC. – According to a news report posted online at wmbfnews.com, a motorcyclist was tragically killed in a crash with a car that happened on U.S. Highway 501 in Horry County, South Carolina. South Carolina Highway Patrol indicates that the driver of the car has been charged in connection with the crash.*
The collision occurred in the morning close at Enoch Road and U.S. 501. South Carolina Highway Patrol and WMBF report that at about 9:15 a.m., a three-wheeled motorcycle was traveling on the highway, approaching Enoch Road, when a Toyota Corolla turned out from Enoch onto the highway. Troopers say the Toyota pulled into the path of the motorcycle, causing the two vehicles to collide.
It is not clear why the driver of the Toyota drove out onto the highway as the motorcycle was oncoming. Troopers did not cite any potential factors leading to the incident and did not further describe the circumstances of the crash.
WMBF reports that the motorcyclist was tragically killed in the accident. The deputy coroner with the Horry County Coroner’s Office identified him as a 65-year-old man from Rockingham, North Carolina. It does not appear that any passengers were riding with him.
WMBF further reports that the driver of the Toyota, who was not identified in the report, was injured and taken to a nearby hospital. The extent of his or her injuries was not known.
According to Troopers and WMBF, the driver was charged with failure to yield due to the accident. South Carolina Highway Patrol is still reviewing the facts of the case. It is not clear if additional charges are expected.
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