Coroner identifies motorcyclist who died in three-vehicle collision on Clemson Road

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Updated: May. 22, 2020 at 11:10 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - One person has died after three vehicles were involved in a collision on Clemson Road on Friday afternoon.

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, a motorcyclist was heading east on Clemson Road when a 2003 Jeep SUV attempted to cross the intersection to get to Ricky Lane. The SUV collided with the 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle.

After hitting the motorcycle, the SUV ran into a Chrysler van that was at the stop sign at Ricky Lane.

The motorcyclist, 65-year-old Michael S. Smith, was taken to the hospital to receive medical attention and would be pronounced dead there.

An autopsy indicated that the cause of death was due to blunt trauma of the torso.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the collision.

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