Motorcyclist injured in Horry County crash

Horry County Fire Rescue officials said a motorcyclist is injured following a crash at U.S. 501 and S.C. 31.

According to the agency’s twitter account, the rider of the motorcycle fell 30-40 feet down an embankment and was taken to an area hospital as a Level 1 trauma patient.

The crash occurred about 6:30 p.m., according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

According to the S.C. Department of Transportation, the left exit ramp of S.C. 31 onto U.S. 501 is closed.