ID of motorcyclist who died after crashing into creek in Pickens Co.

PICKENS CO., S.C. (WSPA) – A man is dead after crashing his motorcycle into a creek on Lighthouse Lane, according to S.C. Highway Patrol.

The accident happened at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the man’s driveway.

The victim, 49-year-old Gary Joseph Carlson, was driving a 1993 Harley-Davidson motorcycle and was traveling north when he ran off the right side of the road and into a creek.

Carlson was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, but was pronounced dead at the scene, Highway Patrol says.

Highway Patrol is investigating.

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