Update: Motorcyclist killed in Hwy 501 crash near Marion; other driver charged

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MARION AREA, SC (WBTW) – A motorcyclist is dead following a crash on Highway 501 near Marion.

The wreck happened around 11:15 in front of Sparky’s convenience store, according to Cpl. Sonny Collins with South Carolina Highway Patrol.

A Honda SUV was pulling out of the Sparky’s parking lot, when it hit a 2014 Harley Davidson motorcycle heading north.

The driver of the motorcycle was killed. Marion County Coroner Jerry Richardson identified the driver a Michael Puckett, he was 73-years-old from Biscoe N.C. He was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The driver of the Honda is being charged with failure to yield right of way.

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