Coroner identifies man killed in Greenville moped crash

Fatal moped crash (May 29, 2018/FOX Carolina)

The Greenville County Coroner's Office said officials were called to a deadly crash involving a moped on Tuesday.

Police said the crash occurred at Rutherford Street and West Stone Avenue. The Greenville Police Department's traffic reconstruction unit was on scene. Stone Avenue was closed from Rutherford to Wilton Street due to the investigation.

A fatality was confirmed by the coroner. He was identified as 50-year-old Roderick Alexander Alston. He suffered blunt force trauma injuries.

According to the coroner, Alton was traveling on West Stone when a green BMW sedan pulled out into the road. Alston was not wearing a helmet and struck the side of the vehicle, the coroner said.

Alston was employed by Henry's Smokehouse in Greenville. The restaurant said Alston worked there for four years at the Wade Hampton location. They released the following statement on his passing:"Today we at Henrys lost one of our own. Roderick Alston was killed in a moped accident on Stone Avenue today. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family and love ones. We loved him too. We are a close group of people in our stores. We spend more time with each other than our own families. Rod was one of the good ones. He had a kind heart and a gentle soul. His smile and laugh was contagious. His care free attitude was inspiring to us all. Even when stress built around, Rod was the man who had everyone’s back. Thank you Rod. You are already and will forever be missed."Stay with FOX Carolina for updates on this developing story.

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