Connecticut police officer dies after Myrtle Beach wreck

(Source: NHPD)
(Source: NHPD)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A motorcyclist died early Saturday morning after a wreck on Oak Street in Myrtle Beach.

Horry County Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard identified the victim as Edward Douglas Jr., 31, of New Haven, Connecticut. According to Officer Hartman of the New Haven Police Department, Douglas was an off-duty officer.

The wreck happened at 4:20 a.m. and he was taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, where he died at 6:01 a.m.

NHPD released the following statement:

Chief Anthony Campbell and the members of the New Haven Police Department are saddened to announce the loss of New Haven Police Officer Edward Douglas.

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