Motorcyclist dies after driving off road in Cherokee Co.

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CHEROKEE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – A motorcyclist died Saturday after driving off of the road on a Cherokee County highway, the South Carolina Highway Patrol said.

According to a report from Master Trooper Gary Miller, the incident happened around 10:15 a.m. Saturday morning on SC Highway 211 near Mattie Jones Road.

Miller said the individual was driving a 2006 Honda motorcycle and heading north on Hwy 211 when they veered off the right side of the road and struck a sign. The person was not wearing a helmet and was ejected from the motorcycle. They were pronounced dead on the scene by the Cherokee County Coroner.

The CCC, Dennis Fowler, has identified the man as Mark Douglas Cooney, 66, of York.

According to the CCC, Cooney was on the way to Spartanburg when the incident happened.

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