Motorcyclist killed in Highway 29 crash ID’d by coroner

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CHEROKEE Co., S.C. (WSPA) — A motorcyclist, who was killed after crashing into the back of an SUV near Blacksburg on Sunday, has been identified.

Lance Cpl. Joe Hovis with the S.C. Highway Patrol said the accident happened around 8:35 p.m. Sunday on Highway 29.

Hovis said the motorcycle rear ended an SUV that had slowed for traffic.

The motorcyclist was thrown from the Harley Davidson and died at the scene.

On Monday, the coroner’s office identified the motorcyclist as Dennis Ray Fowler, 55.

“Fowler was driver and lone occupant of a 2005 Harley Davidson Motorcycle that was headed south on West Cherokee Street at 8:35 p.m.,” Coroner Dennis Fowler said. “A vehicle traveling in front of Fowler stopped in the roadway preparing to turn right into a driveway when Fowler drove his bike around the right side and lost control. The motorcycle went to the ground ejecting Fowler, who was not wearing a helmet. He was pronounced dead at the scene.”

An autopsy will be performed on Tuesday.

The driver of the SUV was not hurt in the wreck. 

This crash was the second deadly wreck reported in Cherokee County on Sunday. 

The coroner said a Gaffney man was killed after a vehicle he was riding in was hit by a truck on Floyd Baker Boulevard. 

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