Driver killed in Lexington crash that leaves two others hospitalized, SC cops say

One person was killed Sunday when a motorcycle and an SUV crashed on a road in Lexington County, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

The collision between two vehicles occurred around 1:35 p.m. intersection of South Lake Drive and Paps Drivesaid Petty Officer William Bennett.

A 2016 Kawasaki motorcycle was traveling east on South Lake Drive and, at the intersection, collided with a 2003 Chevrolet SUV heading west, according to Bennett.

The motorcyclist was transported to an area hospital and later died, Bennett said.

THE Lexington County Coroner’s Office has not publicly identified the biker.

There were four people in the Chevrolet SUV, according to Bennett. The driver of the SUV and one of the passengers were injured and transported to a local hospital, Bennett said. Further information about their conditions was not available.

No other injuries were reported.

It’s unclear if the motorcyclist was wearing a helmet or if any of the people in the SUV were wearing seat belts.

Information about what caused the collision between the vehicles was not available, but the Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash.

Until January 15, 26 people died on South Carolina roads in 2024, according to the state Department of Public Safety. Last year, 999 people died in crashes in South Carolina, DPS reported.

At least four people have died in Lexington County crashes in 2024, according to DPS data. There have been 43 deaths reported in the county in 2023, DPS reported.

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