October 8, 2010

Georgetown County man killed in motorcycle wreck

A Georgetown county man has been killed and two people were sent to the hospital after an motorcycle collided with an SUV on Highmarket Street in Georgetown.

Mark Anthony Bromell, 37, of the Plantersville community in Georgetown, was pronounced dead at the scene, said Georgetown County Coroner Kenny Johnson.

Bromell was on a motorcycle traveling west on Highmarket Street around 11:30 a.m. when an SUV pulled onto the road, said Capt. Nelson Brown, the public information officer for Georgetown City Police.

He said the motorcycle hit the side of the SUV, causing the SUV to spin and flip.

Johnson said an autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow, but his preliminary investigation revealed that there was "extreme head trauma."

He said that there was a helmet at the scene, but it was not clear if Bromell was wearing it at the time of the crash.

"The question of him wearing a helmet is still being investigated," Johnson said.

Brown said the front windows of the SUV had to be cut out to get the two passengers out. He said both were taken to Georgetown Memorial Hospital.

Johnson said the SUV passengers injuries' were non-life threatening.

Brown said the S.C. Highway Patrol's Multi-Disciplinary Accident Investigation Team will be investigating the crash.

Johnson said toxicology tests will be conducted at the same time as the autopsy.

This is the second fatal motorcycle accident in the Myrtle Beach area in three days.

On Wednesday, Jesse Dale Slaughter, of Loris, died from internal injuries after he was ejected from his motorcycle when it went off the side of U.S 544 near Loris and hit a driveway culvert.

More details on this story will be posted as they become available.

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