Man, 20, charged after motorcyclist dies in hit-and-run crash on Highway 9

Man, 20, charged after motorcyclist dies in hit-and-run crash on Highway 9
Justin Shawn Lindsay. (Source: JRLDC)

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – A man has been arrested in connection to a hit-and run crash in Longs that killed a motorcyclist.

Master Trooper Brian Lee with the South Carolina Highway Patrol identified the suspect as 20-year-old Justin Shawn Lindsay.

Online records show Lindsay was booked in the J. Reuben Long Detention Center Tuesday afternoon and charged with hit-and-run resulting in death.

The accident happened on Aug. 29 on Highway 9 near GP Smith Avenue in Longs.

The Horry County Coroner’s Office identified the motorcyclist as 54-year-old Charles Mechling.

As of 11 a.m. Wednesday, Lindsay remains behind bars at JRLDC.

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