Troopers: Man dead after 3 wheeler crashed into tree in Laurens County

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Asheville police said a motorcyclist was killed after crashing into a minivan on Smoky Park Highway Friday morning.

Police said a Honda Odyssey was pulling out of the Waffle House and was struck by the motorcycle just after 8 a.m.

The driver of the motorcycle, Mikhail Aleksandrovich Martynenko, 20, of Asheville died at the scene.

Neither the driver or the passenger in the Odyssey were hurt.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the crash to call

Asheville Police Department at 828-252-1110 or Crime Stoppers at 828-255-5050.

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