A Midlands man riding a motorcycle was killed in an overnight crash on a major highway running through Lexington County, the coroner’s office said.
Christopher James Prewitt died at the scene of the collision, Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher said in a news release.
The wreck happened at about 1 a.m. Saturday near the 118 mile marker on an eastbound lane of Interstate 26, Fisher said. That’s close to Exit 116, the junction with Interstate 77 to Charlotte.
The 34-year-old Elgin resident was not wearing a helmet when he was involved in a single-vehicle collision, according to the release. After being ejected from the motorcycle, Prewitt was hit by two other vehicles, Fisher said.
No other injuries were reported by the coroner’s office.
Information on what caused Prewitt to be thrown from the motorcycle was not available.
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