SURFSIDE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — The driver of a motorcycle died Thursday night after running off Highway 544 near Beaver Run Boulevard in Horry County, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol.

The person killed was identified as Austin Eash, 22, according to Horry County Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard.

Eash was traveling west at about 9:20 p.m. Thursday on Highway 544, according to Lance Cpl. Nick Pyle, when they hit a curb and a sign. Investigators did not indicate what caused the crash.

Eash was taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center where he later died from his injuries, Willard said.

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