The man who died of injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash on U.S. 17 near S.C. 22 Friday evening has been identified by the Horry County Coroner's Office as Thomas Martin, 52, of Henderson, N.C.
The crash involved multiple motorcycles and vehicles and backed up traffic in both directions near Myrtle Beach Mall, according to the Horry County Joint Information Center. The crash remains under investigation by the S.C. Highway Patrol.
It was the second fatal crash along the Grand Strand on Friday. Ed Daniel Leatherwood, 38, of Rex, Ga. died after he ran a red light about 3 p.m. Friday, slamming his 2008 Honda motorcycle into a boat towed by a pick-up truck, said Lt. Raul Denis with Horry County Police. The driver of the truck was making a left turn into a drive near Barefoot Landing.