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Coroner: Motorcyclist killed in barricaded work zone crash was likely trying to jump gravel pile

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Area where crash occurred (FOX Carolina/ July 22, 2017) Area where crash occurred (FOX Carolina/ July 22, 2017)
HONEA PATH, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Honea Path police Chief David King said an investigation is underway after a motorcyclist was found dead after a crash in a barricaded road construction zone Saturday morning.

King said construction workers found the victim as they entered the work zone along Highway 252 near Armstrong Road.

“This area is currently under construction by the SCDOT and this road has been barricaded off for several days,” King said.

Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore said it appeared the motorcyclist, a 36-year-old Belton man, drove around the barricade and around a large pile of gravel, and then made a U-turn and attempted to jump the gravel pile, which stands five-to-six feet tall. Upon striking the pile, Shore said the man was thrown from the bike and landed on his head.

Shore said the exact time the crash occurred is not known but happened during the overnight hours when no workers were present. The motorcycle was still warm when construction workers discovered it Saturday morning.

Shore said he was still working to notify family members and would release the name once the notifications were made.

The crash remains under investigation.

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