Authorities investigate deadly hit-and-run involving moped on S.C. 544

Authorities investigate deadly hit-and-run involving moped on S.C. 544
Emergency crews respond to a deadly moped crash on SC 544 (Source: Horry County Fire Rescue)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Authorities confirmed a moped driver was killed in a hit-and-run crash Thursday night in Horry County.

According to Cpl. Sonny Collins with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the accident happened around 10:50 p.m. on S.C. 544 eastbound near S.C. 31.

The driver of the moped died at the scene.

The Horry County Police Department also responded to the accident.

Authorities have not released a description of the other vehicle involved in the crash.

As of about 7:00 a.m. Friday, the westbound lanes of S.C. 544 near S.C. 31 are closed, while the eastbound lanes are open.

SCHP MAIT team is investigating.

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