A Duplin County man is dead following a crash in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Sunday morning.
According to the Horry County Coroners office Brandon Brinson, 21, of Magnolia was killed when the moped he was riding was struck by a vehicle on Kings Highway near Pinewood Rd.
The accident happened at 6:45 a.m.
According to Myrtle Beach Police Reginald Rivers, Jr. was driving a vehicle northbound on Kings Highway at a high rate of speed when he struck the moped from behind.
Lt. Joey Crosby with Myrtle Beach Police says Rivers will be charged with felony DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, driving under suspension and felon in possession of a handgun after the deadly hit-and-run wreck .
According to our Myrtle Beach affiliate, WPDE, Myrtle Beach police reported earlier Sunday morning the car dragged the moped several blocks before hitting a utility pole. The driver then took off on foot.
Myrtle Beach police say an officer witnessed the crash and was able to catch the driver of the car as he fled the scene.