Motorcycle crash kills 1 in Anderson Co., coroner says

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ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – One person has died after a motorcycle crash in Anderson County that happened on Friday evening. 

The accident happened on Due West Highway at Old Emerson Bridge Road around 10:20 p.m.

The victim has been identified as 52-year-old Linda Sue Bauer of Anderson. Bauer was a passenger on the motorcycle and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the motorcycle was taken to AnMed Health Medical Center for multiple injuries, according to the coroner.

According to the coroner’s office, witnesses said the motorcycle was driving southeast on Due West Highway when the driver came upon a disabled vehicle that was partially in the roadway.

The driver reportedly lost control of the motorcycle while attempting to avoid crashing into the disabled vehicle.

Both people were thrown from the motorcycle, the coroner said.

According to the coroner, the victim was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash and alcohol use appeared to be a contributing factor.

The crash is being investigated by South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Anderson County Coroner’s Office.

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