One person was killed Monday afternoon when a motorcycle ran off a road and crashed into a ditch, the South Carolina Highway Patrol said.
Danny Ray Simpson was the rider who died in the accident, Greenwood County Coroner Sonny Cox said. The 47-year-old Greenwood resident suffered blunt force trauma and died at the scene, according to Cox.
The single-vehicle collision happened at about 4:20 p.m. on Utopia Acres Drive, according to Master Trooper Brandon Bolt of the Highway Patrol. That’s in Greenwood County, near the intersection with U.S. 25.
Simpson was driving west on a 1995 Kawasaki when the motorcycle crossed the center line and ran off the left side of Utopia Acres Drive, Bolt said.
The motorcycle hit a ditch and Simpson was ejected, according to Bolt.
Simpson was the only rider on the bike, Bolt said. No other injuries were reported by Highway Patrol.
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