Motorcyclist killed in crash involving tractor-trailer on Highway 501, officials say

Motorcyclist killed in crash involving tractor-trailer on Highway 501, officials say

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Emergency crews responded to a deadly crash Friday night involving a motorcycle and a tractor trailer on Highway 501 at SC 544.

The crash happened just after 5 p.m. on Highway 501, near the Horry County Schools Facilities Building.

Officials have identified the victim as 54-year-old Teresa McCord of Chesapeake, VA.

South Carolina Highway Patrol Cpl. Sonny Collins said the motorcyclist was riding southbound on Highway 501 when the rider attempted to make a left across the northbound lanes.

Collins said the motorcyclist hit a Honda Accord and then was hit by a FedEx tractor-trailer. The biker died at the scene. The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet at the time.

The driver of the Honda Accord was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.Collins said no charges will be filed in the case because the motorcylist was at fault.

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