Coroner: Moped driver’s death in S.C. 544 crash ruled a homicide

Coroner: Moped driver’s death in S.C. 544 crash ruled a homicide
The South Carolina Highway Patrol has released a description of a vehicle believed to be involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash Thursday night in Horry County. (Source: SCHP)

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – The death of a moped driver who died Thursday night after being struck by another vehicle on S.C. 544 has been ruled a homicide, according to the coroner’s office.

Early Friday evening, Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler identified the victim as 37-year-old Ronald Wise, from the Myrtle Beach area.

The victim died from multiple trauma to major organs causing massive hemorrhages, according to Fowler. The manor of death is a homicide and the South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating.

Earlier in the day, the SCHP released a description of the vehicle believed to be involved in the fatal hit-and-run crash.

According to SCHP Cpl. Sonny Collins, the vehicle is described as a 2010-2017 Chevrolet Equinox of unknown color. He added the vehicle may have damage to the front and passenger side.

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.

If you have any information on the crash or the vehicle in question, contact SCHP at 843-661-4705 or dial *HP.

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