Victim identified in fatal N. Charleston motorcycle crash

Published: Dec. 26, 2014 at 9:49 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 27, 2014 at 4:15 PM EST
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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Authorities identified the victim in a deadly accident involving a motorcycle and a car that closed three lanes of traffic on Rivers Avenue shortly before 5 p.m. on Friday.

The Charleston County coroner confirmed the driver of the motorcycle, 53-year-old Gary Wayne Phillips of Bonneau, died from head trauma around 4 p.m. after he was taken to the Trident Hospital.

Officials say he was not wearing a helmet.

The crash happened near the Super K mart, North Charleston police spokesman Spencer Pryor said.

Investigators are working to determine the cause of the accident.

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