Motorcyclist identified in fatal Georgetown Co. accident

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Authorities have identified the victim in a fatal motorcycle accident in Georgetown County Thursday morning.

According to Georgetown County Coroner Kenny Johnson, 28-year-old Christopher Kirwin of Myrtle Beach died at Waccamaw Hospital from injuries sustained in an accident on Highway 17 at Sandy Island Road.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol says at 7:20 a.m. a car was trying to cross Highway 17 and failed to yield to a motorcycle which resulted in a crash.

The motorcyclist died of internal injuries sustained in the accident, Johnson said.  Highway patrol officials say the motorcyclist was wearing a helmet.

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