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Clemson standout, Spartanburg parks leader killed in crash

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A motorcycle lays on Reidville Road after a fatal crash. (May 18, 2012/FOX Carolina) A motorcycle lays on Reidville Road after a fatal crash. (May 18, 2012/FOX Carolina)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The superintendent of parks for Spartanburg who was also a former Clemson football standout was killed in a crash Friday morning.

The two-vehicle crash happened about 11:15 a.m. near the intersection of Reidville Road and Highway 417.

Troopers said a motorcycle was heading west on Reidville Road when a vehicle turned in front of it. They said the motorcycle hit the second vehicle, killing the driver of the motorcycle.

The Spartanburg County Coroner's Office identified the motorcycle driver as 34-year-old Brian Wofford, of Duncan.

Wofford was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, investigators said.

The driver of the second vehicle was not injured, troopers said.

Spartanburg Mayor Junie White called Wofford a special friend and an outstanding person.

"He always had that big smile on his face," White said in a statement. "It is going to take a long time for the community to get over him. We will certainly never forget him."

Spartanburg City Manager Ed Memmott called Wofford's death a tremendous loss for the city.

Wofford played for the Clemson Tigers from 1996 to 1999.

As a wide receiver, Wofford had 138 receptions for 1,857 yards and 13 touchdowns. He played 47 games during his college career - 30 as a starter. He still ranks 10th in school history in receptions, ninth in receptions yards and was tied for eighth in touchdown receptions.

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