UPDATE: SCHP: Motorcyclist dead after hit and run along Highway 9

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SATURDAY 10:00 AM UPDATE– Darris G Fowler, Horry County Deputy Coroner, has identified the man who died in the hit and run on Saturday night.

Charles Mechling, 54, of the Little River area died from injuries received in the incident, according to Fowler.

This incident is still under investigation by the SCHP.

SATURDAY 5:45 AM UPDATE — One person has died after a hit and run collision along Highway 9 near G P Smith Avenue around 9:00 p.m. Saturday night.

The driver of a 1997 Harley Davidson motorcycle died in the crash after being hit by another vehicle also traveling south, according South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Tyler Tidwell.

No one else was on the motorcycle at the time of the wreck. The motorcycle rider was not wearing a helmet.

The identity of the person driving the vehicle that hit the motorcycle isn’t known because they left the scene.

This crash is under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol with assistance from their Multi-Disciplinary Accident Investigation Team.

If you have any information, you’re asked to call (843) 661-4705.

Count on News13 for updates.


MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) — Horry County Fire Rescue (HCFR) said Highway 9 eastbound near the 1500 block in Longs is shut down due to a motorcycle crash.

HCFR crews responded at 9:04 p.m to this crash.

HCFR said there are serious injuries.

South Carolina Highway Patrol is currently on the scene and investigating.

Count on News13 for updates.


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