Man charged in DUI crash that killed teen in Spartanburg Co.

The highway patrol says a man is charged with felony DUI for an accident that killed a teen and seriously hurt another person.

It happened near Landrum on highway 14 at Lexington Road around 5:30, Tuesday.

Harley Simms Beck, 42, of Fountain Inn was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Pickup truck when he rear-ended a motorcycle on highway 14.

Chloë Allison Duncan, 19, was the passenger on the motorcycle during the crash, troopers say. Duncan was ejected from the motorcycle, she wasn’t wearing a helmet, and she died at the scene, according to the SCHP.

The motorcyclist, from Travelers Rest, also wasn’t wearing a helmet and was airlifted to Spartanburg Regional Hospital for his injuries, troopers say. He’s in critical condition, according to Spartanburg Regional.

Harley Beck was charged with 1 count Felony DUI including death and 1 count Felony DUI causing great bodily injury, according to the SCHP.

Beck is held at the Spartanburg County Detention Center. He is scheduled to have a formal bond hearing at 2 PM, Wednesday.

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