Motorcyclist killed in Orangeburg crash

Motorcyclist killed in Orangeburg crash

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A person died Saturday afternoon when a motorcycle collided with an SUV.

The crash occurred at 4:15 p.m. on Sprinkle Avenue near Bleakley Street, according to Lance Cpl. Matt Southern of the S.C. Highway Patrol.

A 2007 Ford Edge was traveling north on Sprinkle Avenue when it turned left into a driveway. It was struck by a 2000 Honda motorcycle that was traveling south.

The motorcyclist, who was not wearing a helmet, died. Orangeburg County Coroner Samuetta Marshall identified the deceased as Billy Joe Johnson of New Wilkinson Ave., Orangeburg. She said the manner and cause of death was accidental blunt-force trauma.

The Edge’s driver and passenger were both wearing seatbelts. They were not injured.

The crash is under investigation.


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