Man killed in motorcycle crash on I-85 SB at I-385 interchange in Greenville

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – One person died in a motorcycle crash Friday afternoon on Interstate 85 in Greenville County.

The crash happened shortly after noon at the I-385 interchange (Exit 51).

According to South Carolina Highway Patrol, a motorcycle was merging on to I-85 southbound from I-385 southbound when it struck a minivan. The motorcyclist was thrown from the vehicle and hit by the minivan, troopers said.

Highway Patrol said the minivan also hit the side of an unknown tractor trailer in the crash.

The motorcyclist died in the crash while two people in the minivan were taken to the hospital with injuries.

The Greenville County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Danny Simmons, 47, of Simpsonville.

This crash is under investigation by the Greenville County Coroners Office and the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

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