Editor’s Note: Police clarified Wednesday afternoon that the two people killed were on a motorcycle.

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — Two people were killed in a crash Tuesday evening on the Highway 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach, according to authorities.

Chevon Washington, 27, of Ridgeville, and Michelle Murdaugh, 30, of Moncks Corner, were both killed in the crash, according to Horry County Deputy Coroner Michelle McSpadden.

The crash, which involved a motorcycle, happened at about 6 p.m. near 21st Avenue North. Southbound lanes in the area were temporarily closed.

A motorcycle hit a vehicle from behind, according to Master Cpl. Tom Vest with the Myrtle Beach Police Department. Both the motorcycle’s driver and passenger were killed.

The names of those who died have not been released. Count on News13 for updates.