Timothy Hurney

Timothy Hurney, 20, died in a Saturday afternoon motorcycle crash near the 4000 block of Holmestown Road, according to Horry County Deputy Coroner Patty Bellamy. Hurney was a volunteer at Horry County Fire Rescue since November.

A 20-year-old volunteer firefighter has been identified as the person killed in a motorcycle crash on Holmestown Road Saturday. 

Timothy Hurney died from injuries sustained in the wreck, according to a news release from Horry County Deputy Coroner Patty Bellamy.

In a Facebook post Sunday morning, Horry County Fire Rescue confirmed Hurney was a volunteer.

"The Horry County Fire Rescue family is heartbroken to announce the loss of one of our own," the post said.

Hurney had assisted the agency since November and primarily volunteered at Station 20, according to the post. 

HCFR said services are being planned by the family.

Master Trooper David Jones of the S.C. Highway Patrol said the wreck happened around 12:15 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Edenborough Drive and Holmestown Road.

Emma Tomko, 18, was driving a 2017 Volkswagen Passat when she attempted to turn left from Edenborough onto Holmestown, Jones said. When she did, her vehicle collided with the 2008 Harley Hurney was driving.

Tomko, who was wearing a seat belt, was transported to a hospital, Jones said. Hurney was wearing a helmet.

The crash is still under investigation by the Highway Patrol and its Multi-Disciplinary Accident Investigation Team (MAIT).


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