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Four motorcyclists were killed in crashes on South Carolina roads over the weekend, according to police

At least four people were killed when their motorcycles were involved in accidents over the weekend, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Four fatal crashes occurred on South Carolina roads in 56 hours, according to the Highway Patrol. Three of the fatal crashes involved motorcycles colliding with other vehicles, the Highway Patrol reported.

Crash in Newberry County

One of the multi-vehicle accidents occurred in Newberry County, said Master Trooper Brandon Bolt.

According to Bolt, around 4:45 a.m. Friday, a 2009 Suzuki was traveling north on U.S. 176 when the motorcycle collided with a 2002 Dodge SUV that was turning left onto the road from Church Street.

The motorcyclist, who was the only person on the Suzuki, was killed, while the SUV driver was uninjured, Bolt said.

The Newberry County Coroner's Office has not publicly identified the motorcyclist.

Officials did not say whether the motorcyclist was wearing a helmet.

Crash in Greenwood County

Another fatal accident occurred on a Midlands area road on Friday evening.

According to Cpl, this accident occurred in Greenwood County around 11 p.m. David Jones.

Both a 2003 Harley-Davidson motorcycle and a 2005 Honda Accord were traveling east on SC 246 when the car made a U-turn and the vehicles collided, Jones said.

The motorcyclist was taken to a local hospital and later died, Jones said.

The Greenwood County Coroner's Office said the motorcyclist was 56-year-old Stanley Marion Bell and that blunt force trauma was the Ninety Six resident's cause of death.

There was no indication whether Bell was wearing a helmet.

Jones said the motorist was uninjured and no other injuries were reported.

Crash in Kershaw County

Another fatal motorcycle accident occurred early Saturday morning.

According to Lance Cpl, this accident occurred around 6 a.m. on SC 903/McBee Highway in Kershaw County. Brittany Glover.

A man riding a Honda to Bike Week in Myrtle Beach in 1991 died when the motorcycle left the road and crashed into a culvert, Kershaw County Coroner David West said.

Tully Tillman, a 37-year-old Indian Land resident who was traveling alone, was taken to an area hospital where he died, according to West.

Tillman was wearing a helmet, West said.

Crash in Spartanburg County

Another fatal accident occurred Sunday in the Upstate region.

According to Master Trooper William Bennett, a 2005 Suzuki motorcycle was involved in a crash with a 2023 GMC SUV on US 221 in Spartanburg County around 1:40 p.m.

The SUV was traveling east on Davis Trading Post Road and turned left onto U.S. 221, where it collided with the northbound motorcycle, Bennett said.

The Suzuki driver, who was the only person on the motorcycle, was taken to a local hospital and later died, Bennett said.

The Spartanburg County Coroner's Office has not publicly identified the motorcyclist.

The SUV driver was also injured and taken to the same hospital, Bennett said. No further information about the condition of the SUV driver was available.

It could not be determined whether the motorcyclist was wearing a helmet.

All crashes remain under investigation by the Highway Patrol.

As of last Thursday, 306 people have died on South Carolina roads in 2024, 31 of them involving motorcycles, according to the state Department of Public Safety.

Last year, 1,030 people died in crashes in South Carolina, 124 of whom were riding motorcycles, DPS reported.

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