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Moped driver dead in Horry County hit-and-run, police investigation continues

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

A moped driver died in a hit-and-run collision on S.C. 544 Thursday night.

Authorities say they are looking for a 2010-17 Chevrolet Equinox, of an unknown color in connection to the incident. The vehicle should have damage to the front and passenger side. Anyone with information is asked to call highway patrol at 843-661-4705 or 888-274-6372.

The two-vehicle crash happened around 10:40 p.m. near Highway 544 and S.C. 31, said Cpl. Sonny Collins with the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler said the moped was hit from behind by another vehicle. The driver — who has not been identified — died at the scene.

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.

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