The driver of a 2013 Triumph motorcycle died on Sunday morning after colliding with a Freightliner box truck on U.S. 123 in Pickens County, the South Carolina Highway Patrol said.
The collision occurred at 8:18 a.m. Sunday, 2 miles south of the town of Easley.
Lance Cpl. Gary Miller of the Highway Patrol said the motorcyclist was traveling south on U.S. 123, when the 49-year-old driver of the box truck attempted to turn left from U.S. 123 onto S.C. 124, fatally striking and ejecting the motorcyclist.
The driver of the truck has been charged with failing to yield the right of way, the Highway Patrol said.
Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley identified the motorcyclist as 54-year-old James David Oberkirsch, of Avice Dale Drive in Greenville. He was wearing a helmet, Kelley said.
Oberkirsch died from blunt force trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene, the coroner said.
The truck driver, from Fredonia, New York, and a passenger were not injured. The collision remains under the investigation of Highway Patrol.