Motorcyclist killed in Colleton Co. crash

COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A man from the Upstate was killed Saturday night in a motorcycle crash near Yemassee, authorities say.

Colleton Fire & Rescue Chief Barry McRoy said rescuers responded to the 900 block of Lowcountry Highway, approximately one mile north of Hendersonville Highway, just after 11 p.m.

When they arrived, rescue crews found a 27-year-old Jonesville man dead at the scene, along with his heavily damaged Suzuki motorcycle.

McRoy said the motorcyclist was heading south when he lost control in a curve. The bike left the right shoulder of the road and flipped several times.

McRoy said the motorcycle began to come apart before it struck a driveway culvert and was catapulted into the woods.

McRoy said the Jonesville man's body was found in a ditch. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, McRoy added.

Traffic on Lowcountry Highway was rerouted for two hours as South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated the crash.

The Colleton County Coroner's Office has not released the man's identity.

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