Motorcyclist dies after collision with car in Pawleys Island

A motorcyclist died after a three-car collision in Pawleys Island on Saturday night, according to Georgetown County Coroner Kenny Johnson.

The wreck happened about 8 p.m. at the intersection of Petigru Drive and U.S. 17 Ocean Highway, according Lance Cpl. Matt Southern with S.C. Highway Patrol.

A 2006 Hyundai was traveling north on U.S. 17 and failed to yield the right of way while attempting to turn on Petigru Drive, Southern said. The motorcyclist, who was wearing a helmet, and the Hyundai collided, causing the motorcyclist to be ejected from the motorcycle, he said.

The motorcycle continued forward without a driver, which hit a 2017 Subaru. The driver of the Hyundai, who was wearing a seat belt, was taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries. The driver of the Subaru and passengers were not injured and were all wearing seat belts.

Johnson said the identity of the victim will be released at a later time.