PICKENS CO., S.C. (WSPA) – A man has been charged in a crash that claimed the life of a motorcyclist.
The crash happened on Highway 123 at the intersection of Highway 124 around 8:10 a.m. Sunday, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.
The Pickens County Coroner’s Office has identified the motorcyclist as 54-year-old James David Oberkirsch.
According to Highway Patrol, Oberkirsch was traveling south on Hwy 123 when a Freightliner box truck tried to turn left onto Highway 124. Oberkirsh hit the truck and was thrown from his motorcycle.
The coroner says Oberkirsch was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, but suffered blunt force trauma.
He died at the scene.
Troopers say the box truck driver, 49-year-old Wayne D. Clemens, has been charged with failure to yield the right of way.
Clemens had one passenger in the truck, but neither were hurt in the crash.
The crash is still under investigation.
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