Victim in moped accident on West Ashley Greenway identified

Victim in moped accident on West Ashley Greenway identified

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - One person died after wrecking a moped on the West Ashley Greenway Tuesday morning.

The Charleston County Coroner has identified the victim as Steve Brodie Tharp, Jr., 31.

Charleston police spokesman Charles Francis said a civilian located Tharp and the moped between Cohan Landing and Main Road. He approximated that the accident occurred around 5:30 a.m.

The moped traveled north along the greenway and struck a metal post used to keep vehicles from crossing a bridge according to Francis.Tharp was ejected from the moped and came to rest on their back. Francis said the moped was found in a grassy area nearby.

The West Ashley Greenway is an 8.25-mile hiking and biking trail that follows along the Savannah Highway.

Police documented the crime scene and scheduled an autopsy for Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. according to Francis.

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