Driver cited in deadly motorcycle crash in Anderson Co.

ANDERSON Co., S.C. (WSPA) – One person has been cited in a deadly motorcycle crash in Anderson County.

The S.C. Highway Patrol says the crash happened around 11:35 p.m. Thursday on Welpine Road.

Troopers say a motorcycle was headed east and was hit when a driver tried to make a left hand turn onto Welpine Road from Threkeld Boulevard.

The motorcyclist was thrown from the 1973 Harley Davidson. The coroner identified him as James Alvin Kelley,  58, of Anderson.

Kelley was airlifted to Greenville Memorial Hospital. He died about 1:30 a.m. Friday while he was in surgery, according to the coroner.

Troopers say the motorcycle rider wasn’t wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The woman driving the car, Valeria Gonzales Cuellar, was charged with failure to yield the right of way, according to the Highway Patrol.

Troopers say she was not hurt in the crash.

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