Myrtle Beach man killed in motorcycle crash
01/04/2013 10:02 AM
01/04/2013 7:53 PM
A Myrtle Beach man was killed Thursday night when the motorcycle he was test driving left a parking lot and crashed into a ditch and tree, according to authorities.
David Walsh, 47, of Myrtle Beach was pronounced dead at 7:50 p.m. Thursday at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, Horry County Coroner Robert Edge said. Walsh died from multiple traumas.
The crash happened about 6:20 p.m. Thursday as Walsh test drove a motorcycle from the parking lot of Dunes Cycles at S.C. 707 near Salem Road, according to authorities.
Walsh drove the motorcycle out of the parking lot and it crossed S.C. 707 and struck a ditch then a tree, said Lance Cpl. Sonny Collins with the S.C. Highway Patrol. It was unclear if Walsh was wearing a helmet.
The cause of the crash is under investigation, Collins said.
Walsh was the only person on the motorcycle and the bike was the only vehicle involved, Collins said.
More information will be posted as it is released.
Editor's Choice Videos
Join the Discussion
Myrtle Beach Sun News is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.