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CONWAY, SC (WBTW) - A Conway area man who served in the US Army was killed in a motorcycle crash on Tuesday morning, authorities say.

According to the SCHP website, the crash happened just before 11 a.m. at 6601 Adrian Highway between Conway and Loris. 

Jessie Ridgle, age 46, who lived in the area, died in the two-vehicle crash while he was riding his 2013 Harley Davidson, the Horry County Coroner said.

Ridgle worked at Defalco's Automotive And Towing and served as a mechanic in the US Army, according to his Facebook page.

Ridgle, was a graduate of Conway High School, and served in Afghanistan in the last couple of years, according to Facebook.

The crash happened when the driver of the motorcycle was traveling south went off the right side of the road, lost control and then veered back across the centerline of traffic, the SC Highway Patrol said.

The motorcycle then collided with a 1999 Chevy Tahoe that was headed in the opposite direction, troopers said.

The motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet, according to the SC Highway Patrol.

Broadcast reports indicated a LifeCare helicopter was also called to the scene.

The driver of the Tahoe was not hurt.

Troopers do not expect to file charges in the crash.

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