Driver charged in Oconee Co. collision that killed motorcyclist, injured passenger

News
Crash generic_1519946542531.jpg_35589350_ver1.0_640_360 (1)_1556790733413.jpg.jpg

OCONEE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – A driver was charged after a motorcyclist was killed Thursday during a crash in Oconee County.

The incident happened at 2:45 p.m. on Singing Pines Road near Import Drive.

According to SCHP troopers, William Edward Hardin, 62, of Seneca, was traveling East on Singing Pines Road in a 2006 Dodge pickup truck.

Troopers said that Hardin failed to yield the right-of-way and was struck by a 2008 Suzuki motorcycle.

Hardin was not injured.

The coroner identified the deceased motorcyclist as James Richard “Richie” Rogers, Jr., 32, of Seneca.

The man’s wife, a rear passenger of the motorcycle, was transported to the hospital by EMS, according to the coroner.

Her condition is unknown at this time.

William Hardin has been charged for failure to yield the right-of-way, according to SCHP.

We’ll continue to update this story as more information becomes available. Check back for updates.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

Home for the Holidays
Color Your Weather
Pro Football Challenge
wspa news app free for download choose your store below
download the wspa news app from the apple app store
download the wspa news app from the google play store