JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - The driver facing charges for the accident that killed a cyclist on the James Island Connector was scheduled to be in traffic court on Thursday, but his lawyer says he has paid the $113 fine.
Charleston police have charged Gregory Rupley with improper lane usage.
Officers say the van he was driving on July 5 hit 54-year-old Mitchell Hollon who was thrown off the expressway.
Authorities say they found Hollon's body in a marsh below the connector.
According to a traffic report by the Charleston Police Department, Rupley swerved into the bike lane striking Hollon who then went over the connector and into the marsh below.