Motorcyclist killed after multi-vehicle crash on Highway 41

Motorcyclist killed after multi-vehicle crash on Highway 41
Just after 1 p.m., deputies with the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office responded to a collision on the highway near Elijah Small Road. (Source: Christina Chase)

CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - A motorcyclist was killed following a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 41 in unincorporated Mount Pleasant Friday afternoon.

Just after 1 p.m., deputies with the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office responded to a collision on the highway near Elijah Small Road.

Deputies reported that a vehicle traveling westbound on Highway 41 struck a stopped vehicle in the same lane. A report states that the impact caused the stopped vehicle to strike another vehicle and enter into the opposing lane where it collided with an eastbound traveling motorcycle.

The motorcyclist died from the collision.

“The Traffic Division is investigating the incident,” CCSO officials said."The Mount Pleasant Police Department assisted with traffic flow in the area."

Police said the roadway had reopened by approximately 4:15 p.m.

For a while, the crash required officers to reroute traffic around the crash scene. Police diverted drivers coming from Highway 17 onto Joe Rouse Road and diverted those coming into Mount Pleasant onto Dunes West Boulevard.

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