A motorcyclist operating a 2016 Kawasaki died on scene of a two-vehicle crash involving a 2007 Tahoe sports utility vehicle Tuesday night.
John Paul McKnight, 27, of Georgetown County was pronounced dead after suffering multiple trauma in the crash, said Kenny Johnson, Geoegetown County Coroner.
The deadly crash happened about 7 p.m. on Woodland Avenue, according to Lance Cpl. David Jones with the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
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The SUV was traveling west on Woodland Avenue when the driver attempted to make a left turn in to a private drive. The operator of the motorcycle, who was traveling east, then struck the SUV in the passenger side of the vehicle, Jones said.
The motorcyclist was thrown from the bike and was not wearing a helmet, Jones said. The driver of the SUV was not injured.
The crash remains under investigation by the SCHP and the SCHP Multi-disciplinary Accident Investigation Team.