A Georgetown County man has been killed and two people were sent to the hospital after a motorcycle collided with an SUV on Highmarket Street in Georgetown on Friday.
Mark Anthony Bromell, 37, of the Plantersville community, 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.
Brown said the motorcycle hit the side of the SUV, causing the SUV to spin and flip.
Johnson said an autopsy is scheduled for today, 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. Adults are not required to wear motorcycle helmets in South Carolina.
"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. Both were taken to Georgetown Memorial Hospital.
Johnson said the SUV passengers injuries' were not life-threatening.
Brown said the S.C. Highway Patrol's Multi-Disciplinary Accident Investigation Team will be investigating the crash.
This is the second fatal motorcycle accident on the Grand Strand area in three days.
On Wednesday, Jesse Dale Slaughter of Loris, died from internal injuries after his motorcycle went off the side of S.C. 554 near Loris and hit a driveway culvert.