Deputies say motorcyclist was speeding before deadly crash - - Columbia, South Carolina

Sheriff: Motorcyclist was traveling at least 100 mph before deadly crash


Kershaw County Sheriff's Deputies say a motorcyclist was speeding before a crash that claimed his life early Sunday morning.   

Sheriff James Matthews says just before 3 a.m., officers from several agencies had just finished a safety checkpoint on U.S. 1 near Camden when one deputy caught a motorcycle on radar going 85 miles per hour through Camden. Matthews said the motorcycle was traveling so fast - at speeds exceeding 100 mph - the deputy did not have a chance to catch up to it until they arrived at the scene of the crash near Springdale Road, less than two miles away.

When the officer arrived, he found the driver on the ground, and the motorcycle some distance away. The South Carolina Highway Patrol said the motorcyclist hit a concrete island and was thrown from the bike as it flipped numerous times.

Matthews said 41-year-old Boyd Outlaw of Lugoff died while EMS crews worked to stabilize him. Troopers say he was not wearing a helmet.

"At this time we know of no reason why Mr. Outlaw fled," said Matthews. "A toxicology report may shed some light as to why he failed to stop for the officer."

Because a deputy was involved in the incident, the Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

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