Motorcyclist killed in Hwy 221 crash in Laurens Co.

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LAURENS COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – A motorcyclist has died after a crash Monday afternoon on Highway 221 in Laurens County.

According to South Carolina Highway Patrol, the crash happened around 12:30pm near Harris Springs Road in Waterloo.

Troopers said a tractor trailer was turning left into a private driveway when a motorcycle crashed into the trailer.

The driver of the motorcycle, 28-year-old Michael Thomas Wessel of Greenwood, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Highway Patrol says the motorcycle driver was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The coroner’s office and SCHP will continue to investigate.

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