ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina)- South Carolina Highway Patrol (SCHP) said a motorcyclist died following a crash along Burns Bridge Road.

Corporal Joe Hovis from SCHP said the crash happened at around 12:10 p.m. on September 18, 2021. The driver was going east on Burns Bridge Road when they went off the right side of the road and struck an asphalt apron, according to Hovis.

The victim was not wearing a helmet, according to Hovis. EMS transported the victim by helicopter to AnMed Hospital, but they later passed away. 

According to the Anderson County Coroner's Office, 66-year-old James Giddens was pronounced dead at 1:15 p.m. due to a traumatic head injury. 

The coroner says the victim was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

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