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1 dead, another injured following crash involving motorcycles on S.C. 707

Updated: Feb. 24, 2021 at 8:20 PM EST
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HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – One person has died and another has serious injuries following a crash involving motorcycles in Horry County.

Master Trooper David Jones with the South Carolina Highway Patrol said the collision occurred at around 3 p.m. Wednesday near the Lowes Food Mart near Tournament Boulevard in Murrells Inlet. Several crews were also on scene.

Jones said both motorcycles, a 2011 Kawasaki and a 2017 Suzuki, were traveling north on S.C. 707 when they collided with a 2013 Lincoln SUV crossing over to the highway from a private drive.

The SUV was reportedly struck in the side by both motorcycles.

Jones said the driver of the Kawasaki died as a result of the crash, while the operator of the Suzuki was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the SUV was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured in the crash, according to Jones.

The crash is under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol, as well as the SCHP MAIT Team.

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