HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A suspect has been charged in connection with a deadly hit-and-run crash on Sunday that killed a bicyclist.
According to South Carolina Highway Patrol Cp. Sonny Collins, 30-year-old Fernando Arnoldo Sacalxo Tambris was taken into custody and charged in the crash.
Online records from the J. Reuben Long Detention Center state he was booked into jail at 3:40 p.m. Sunday. On Tuesday, he was denied bond during an afternoon hearing.
According to SCHP Cpl. Judd Jones with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the crash happened around 2:30 a.m. on Highway 707. Officials said both the vehicle and bicyclist were traveling southbound on 707 when the bicyclist was hit from behind.
Horry County Deputy Coroner Chris Contell said the crash took place in front of Socastee High School. He identified the victim as 62-year-old James L. Bremer Jr., of Myrtle Beach.
Bremer was a long-time resident of the area and a father of three, according to Contell.