Two Killed in Multi-Vehicle Accident on I-85 in South Carolina
GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC. – October 15, 2018 (wjcl.com) According to an online news report from wjcl.com, two people were killed October 13 in a multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 85 in Greenville County, South Carolina.*
At about 5:10 p.m. on October 13, a car traveling southbound on I-85 swerved to avoid traffic and struck another car and two motorcycles. The driver and passenger of each motorcycle were ejected from the bikes during impact.
The driver of the one of the motorcycles, 47-year-old Bobby Alvin Center, of Duncan, South Carolina, hit a median wall and died at the scene. A passenger on the other motorcycle, 52-year-old Catherine Lundstrom Hall, of Spartanburg, South Carolina, was thrown into traffic, where she was struck by a third car. She died at the scene.
The other people involved in the crash have not been identified, and their current medical conditions are not known. The crash shut down the interstate for some time to allow crews to clear the scene and investigate. South Carolina Highway Patrol continues to investigate and has not released additional information at this time. It is not clear whether any citations will be issued or charges filed.
In Georgia, more than 10 percent of all traffic fatalities in the state since 2007 have involved motorcyclists, according to data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. In 2016, approximately 173 motorcyclists died in motor vehicle accidents, which represented a 26 percent increase in motorcyclist fatalities since 2014.
In 2017, 209 motorcyclists were killed in vehicle crashes, and data indicate 3 percent of those people were not wearing helmets. So far in 2018, the Office reports 264 people have died in motorcycle accidents in Georgia, three of whom were not wearing helmets.
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