Greer man hit, killed by motorcycle

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GREENVILLE Co., S.C. (WSPA) — A pedestrian died after he was hit by a motorcyclist in Greenville County.

Kent Dill with the Greenville County Coroner’s Office said the wreck happened just before midnight on I-185, also Mills Avenue, near Henrydale Avenue.

The victim is identified as Harold Joseph Barton, 66, of Greer.

Barton was walking across Mills Avenue when he was hit by a motorcycle headed towards downtown Greenville, the coroner’s office said in a news release.  

Barton died of injuries at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Lance Cpl. Joe Hovis with the S.C. Highway Patrol said a 24-year-old Piedmont man was driving the motorcycle.

The motorcyclist was also injured in the crash.

Hovis said he was taken by ambulance to a hospital.

His condition was not immediately known.

The crash remains under investigation by the S.C. Highway Patrol. 

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