HORRY COUNTY, SC. (THECOUNT) — Charles Mechling, of Little River, South Carolina, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Saturday night hit-and-run motorcycle collision in Horry County.

Mechling, 54, was killed in a motorcycle-versus-vehicle hit-and-run collision near Longs Saturday night.


According to reports, Mechling was operating a Harley Davidson motorcycle near 2621 Highway 9 East in Longs, when the bike came into contact with a vehicle, that then fled the scene around 9 p.m. Saturday.

Mechling was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Anyone with possible information on the deadly incident should contact the S.C. Highway Patrol at 843-661-4705 or your local 911.


Geo quick facts: Horry County is the easternmost county in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2010 census, its population was 289,650, making it the fifth-most populous county in South Carolina. The county seat is Conway – Wikipedia.