GILBERT, S.C. — One person is dead after a motorcycle crash in Lexington County Wednesday night.

Steven E. Spires Sr., 55, of Gilbert died from injuries suffered in the accident, according to Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher.

The accident happened around 9:10 p.m. Wednesday on Peach Festival Road near Waters Ferry Road in Gilbert, according to Lance Cpl. Tyler Tidwell with the S.C. Highway Patrol.  

Troopers say the driver of a 2002 Harley Davidson, who was traveling west on Peach Festival Road, came upon slower traffic. While attempting to slow down, troopers say the driver spilled the bike and struck the pavement.

The driver was transported to Prisma Health Richland and subsequently died on Thursday morning.

The driver was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, according to troopers.