One Dead in Lexington County Motorcycle Accident

Lexington County, SC (WLTX) -  One man is dead following a motorcycle crash in Red Bank Tuesday afternoon.

The collision took place around 4 p.m. in the 1800 block of South Lake Drive near Platt Springs Road. 

According to  Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher, 62-year-old Thomas L. Merritt of Lexington was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries he sustained when he was struck by a 2004 Ford truck while making a left hand turn into a private driveway on his motorcycle.  He was not wearing a helmet.

The accident remains under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol. 

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