Teen dies after losing control of motorcycle in Berkeley Co.

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A teenaged man died Sunday afternoon after losing control of his motorcycle and running head-first into a full-size pick-up truck.

According to the Berkeley County Coroner, 17-year-old Allen Barnette was traveling on Highway 402 when he lost control of his motorcycle and veered into oncoming lanes where he struck a Ford truck.

The motorcycle caught fire, said the coroner. Barnette was pinned under the truck and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Barnette was wearing a helmet, the report said.

The Berkeley County Coroner's Office and the South Carolina Highway Patrol continues to investigate the incident.

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