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Conway man killed in motorcycle crash on Highway 701, coroner says

Published: Jan. 14, 2022 at 6:30 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 15, 2022 at 1:03 PM EST
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HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - A Conway man was killed in a crash Friday evening in Horry County, according to authorities.

Lance Cpl. Nick Pye with the South Carolina Highway Patrol said the crash happened in the area of Highway 701 and Bucksport Road at around 5:30 p.m.

Pye said a 2000 Honda motorcycle traveling north on the highway collided with a 2006 Toyota SUV heading south. The operator of the motorcycle died as a result of the crash.

The driver of the SUV wasn’t injured, according to Pye.

Horry County Deputy Coroner Patty Bellamy later identified the victim as 64-year-old Joseph Lewis, of Conway.

Crews from Horry County Fire Rescue also responded to the scene shortly after the crash.

No further details were immediately available.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating.

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