Moped driver dies following crash, Boiling Springs man charged


SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – Emergency crews responded to a crash early Friday morning on Asheville Highway.

South Carolina Highway Patrol said the driver of a moped was traveling west on Asheville Highway near the intersection of Highway 176 and Hickory Hill Drive at about 6:25 a.m. when they were rear-ended by the driver of a 2016 Ford pickup truck.

The moped driver, Michael Crocker, Jr., 29, of Inman, was transported to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, where they later died, according to the Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office. Crocker was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The driver of the truck, Jason Leon Barker, of Boiling Springs, was charged with driving too fast for conditions.

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

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