Conway man killed in Hwy 31 motorcycle crash

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal motorcycle crash in Horry County.

The Horry County Coroner’s office identified the driver as Joseph Necessary, 46, of Conway. He died from injuries sustained in the collision, according to Deputy Coroner Michelle McSpadden.

According to Lance Corporal Matt Southern with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the crash happened in the southbound lane of Highway 31 near the intersection of Highway 501 at 5:45 p.m. Saturday evening.

Southern says Necessary’s 2005 Harley Davidson was heading South on SC-31 when he attempted to take the exit onto 501 South. While taking the exit, Necessary ran off the right side of the road, dropped the motorcycle and hit a median barrier.

Necessary was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.