Motorcycle driver killed after being hit by deer in Georgetown County

Georgetown County News

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — A motorcycle driver was killed Wednesday night after being hit by a deer in Georgetown County, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol.

The person killed was identified as Buddy Shannon Jr., 45, of Georgetown, according to the Georgetown County Coroner’s Office.

The crash happened at 9:30 p.m. on Francis Marion Drive near Cherokee Road in Georgetown County, troopers said. A 2002 Yamaha motorcycle was traveling west on Francis Marion Drive when a deer ran into the road, according to troopers.

Shannon was wearing a helmet and the motorcycle spilled into the road, troopers said.

No other information was immediately available.

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