Coroner identifies motorcyclist killed in wreck on Johns Island

Published: Jul. 14, 2019 at 5:24 AM EDT
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JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (WCSC) - The Charleston Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating a collision that occurred on Johns Island on Saturday morning.

Police say the collision happened approximately at 2:30 A.M. on River Road near Bee Balm Road.

According to a primary investigation, a motorcycle left the roadway and collided with a tree.

The motorcycle operator sustained injuries that resulted in his death.

The Charleston County Deputy Coroner says 55-year-old Joseph Scheeler Sr. from Johns Island, died on scene due to injuries sustained from the motorcycle accident.

Portions of River Road remained closed for several hours while investigators were on scene.

The Charleston Police Department is investigating.

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