DARLINGTON COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — A motorcyclist from Georgia was killed Friday night on Interstate 20 in Darlington County after running into the back of a box truck, according to authorities.
Charles Lee Copeland, Jr. of West Point, Georgia, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, Darlington County Coroner Todd J.T. Hardee said Saturday afternoon.
The crash happened at about 10:50 p.m. while Copeland’s 1992 Kawasaki motorcycle and a 2007 Freightliner box truck were traveling east on I-20 near mile-marker 133, Cpl. Tyler Tidwell of the South Carolina Highway Patrol said.
The driver of the 2007 Freightliner box truck was not hurt.
No additional information was immediately available.
The SCHP is investigating the crash.
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