SUMTER COUNTY, S.C. — A 17-year-old is dead after an afternoon motorcycle accident in Sumter County.
According to South Carolina Highway Patrol (SCHP) Master Trooper David Jones, the accident happened around 2 p.m. on N. Kings Highway/SC 261 in Sumter County.
Rocky Andrew Bramlette, II, 17, was killed in the crash.
A 2010 Honda Accord was traveling north on N. Kings Highway when it went to make a left hand turn into a private driveway. Bramlette, who was heading south on his motorcycle, struck the car in the passenger side. Officials say Brameltte, who was wearing a helmet, was ejected in the crash.
Bramlette was taken to Prisma Health Richland Hospital, where he died from his injuries.
The driver of the Honda was wearing a seat belt and was uninjured.
The accident remains under investigation by Highway Patrol.
An autopsy will be performed Sunday morning at The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.