No charges in SC wreck that killed Fla., NY bikers

MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) - Police in South Carolina say no criminal charges will be filed in a wreck last week that killed motorcycle drivers from Florida and New York.

Mount Pleasant police have decided to file only a minor traffic citation against the driver of a sports utility vehicle that hit the bikers May 11.

A police report states that 38-year-old Charles J. McDonald of Meggett was driving the SUV that hit the bikers who were stopped at a traffic light, pushing them into the car in front of them.

Eighty-year-old James Doucette of Port Charlotte, Fla., and 50-year-old James Hines of Yaphank, N.Y., died after the crash.

Capt. Carl Ritchie said previously the bikers had been in the Myrtle Beach area for Bike Week and were going to Charleston for the day.

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