Local

Motorcyclist killed in wreck on Highway 501 during Myrtle Beach area bike week

South Carolina traffic collisions by the numbers

More than 141,000 traffic collisions were recorded in South Carolina in 2017. Here's why there were so many.
Up Next
More than 141,000 traffic collisions were recorded in South Carolina in 2017. Here's why there were so many.

A motorcyclist died in a three-vehicle collision on Highway 501 on Friday.

The wreck happened around 5:09 p.m. on Highway 501 at the intersection with Savannah Bluff Road, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. There were three vehicles involved, including a motorcycle.

The motorcycle was going southbound on 501 when it attempted to go left and collided with a Honda Accord, the SCHP reports. After being struck by the Accord, the motorcycle hit a FexEx semi that was heading northbound, according to the highway patrol.

The motorcyclist died as a result of the collision, while the driver of the Accord suffered minor injuries, SCHP reports. The motorcyclist, who was wearing a helmet, was deemed to be at fault in the wreck and therefore no charges will be made, according to the highway patrol.

As crews tended to the scene, the area of Highway 501 heading north to Conway was closed. The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the collision.

Google Maps Generator by embedgooglemap.net

The Horry County Coroner’s Office has not released the name of the victim.

Thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts have descended on the Myrtle Beach area for the annual bike week celebration. Motorcycle-related events related are scheduled throughout the weekend.

Related stories from Myrtle Beach Sun News

Alex Lang is the True Crime reporter for The Sun News covering the legal system and how crime impacts local residents. He says letting residents know if they are safe is a vital role of a newspaper. Alex has covered crime in Detroit, Iowa, New York City, West Virginia and now Horry County.
  Comments