Motorcyclist killed in felony DUI accident

Published: Dec. 24, 2011 at 2:33 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 3, 2012 at 2:33 PM EST
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KERSHAW COUNTY, SC (WIS) - A woman has been charged with felony DUI after the South Carolina Highway Patrol says a motorcyclist collided with the van she was driving.

Troopers say the driver of that motorcycle, 49-year-old Michael Gaskins, was driving south on Highway 341 Friday around 10:56pm when he hit the van being driven by 30-year-old Michelle Anthony as she was driving out of a private driveway.

Gaskins' oldest daughter says he was thrown from the bike, which then caught fire.

He not wearing a helmet. But his daughter tells WIS News 10 her father did not suffer a head injury and a helmet would not have saved him.

Anthony and four of the six passengers in the van were sent to an area hospital to receive treatment for injuries.

Anthony has been charged with felony DUI, child endangerment, driving under suspension, a child restraint violation and an alcohol violation.

The Highway Patrol and MAIT continues to investigate the accident.

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