LORIS, S.C. (WBTW) — One person is dead after a crash Friday morning in Loris.

At about 5:40 a.m., crews were sent to the area of Red Bluff Road and Silver Sand Drive. Lanes of traffic were blocked at that time and the roadway was shut down for an extended amount of time, according to Horry County Fire Rescue.

A 39-year-old cyclist from Loris was seriously injured and transported to the hospital where he later died from his injuries, according to the Horry County Coroner’s Office. He was later identified as Dameion Fowler, of Loris.

Troopers said a 2011 Nissan SUV was traveling North on Red Bluff Road when the driver hit the bicyclist from behind.

Loris Fire Department was also on scene and the South Carolina Department of Public Safety is investigating.

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