Motorcyclist dies in North Myrtle Beach crash

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(Courtesy: WBTW)

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) – Emergency crews responded to a deadly crash in the area of Highway 90, near the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex Thursday night.

Crews responded around 8:15 p.m. to Highway 90 and Robert Edge Parkway in the North Myrtle Beach area. Tony Casey with Horry County Fire Rescue said the crash, involving a car and motorcycle, involved an ejection and forced traffic to be blocked for “an extended amount of time”. Casey said the motorcycle caught on fire.

Michael Allen, 72, from the Galivants Ferry area, died in the crash. He was driving a motorcycle and died on the scene from his injuries, according to the Horry County Coroner’s Office.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol will be investigating. North Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue and the North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety assisted with the call, according to HCFR.

It’s not clear what led to the crash but we are expecting to get more information from troopers.

Count on News13 for updates.

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