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Coroner identifies person killed in fatal motorcycle crash on Kennerly road

A 36-year-old from Irmo died in the accident that happened around 4pm on July 5.

RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. — Richland County Coroner Naida Rutherford has identified the motorcyclist who died after a crash just before rush hour July 5, 2022. The victim has been identified as Cromer N Spires, 36, of Irmo.

According to Master Trooper David Jones with the South Carolina Highway Patrol (SCHP), the accident happened around 4 p.m. Tuesday on Kennerly Road near Hopewell Church Road in Irmo. 

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A 2008 pickup truck traveling south on Kennerly Road was beginning to turn left on Hopewell Church Road when the motorcycle driven by Spires struck the rear of the truck.  After striking the truck, Spires' motorcycle went off the road and struck a utility pole. 

Spires was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The accident remains under investigation. 

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