Moped driver dies after collision with 18-wheeler

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) A moped driver has died after a collision involving an 18-wheeler Thursday afternoon.  The Horry County Coroner's Office confirms 51 year-old Joseph Junior Keel died as a result of blunt force trauma at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.

Lance Cpl. Sonny Collins, spokesman for the South Carolina Highway Patrol, said the moped and the 18-wheeler were traveling in the same directly on Highway 57 near Tallwood Road in the Little River area when the 18-wheeler attempted to pass the moped.  At some time during the passage, the moped and the truck collided just before 1:30 p.m.

Troopers with the SCHP continue to investigate the incident.

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