One killed following motorcycle collision in York County

The incident happened on Lesslie Highway on Sunday afternoon.
The incident happened on Lesslie Highway on Sunday afternoon.
Published: Aug. 7, 2022 at 11:44 PM EDT
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YORK COUNTY, S.C. (WBTV) - One person was killed in a motorcycle collision on Sunday afternoon in York County, authorities said.

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, a Ford pickup collided with a Harley-Davidson motorcycle on Lesslie Highway near Sandra Lane at approximately 3:29 p.m.

Troopers say the Ford was traveling east on Lesslie Highway when the motorcycle attempted to pass it in a no-passing zone. The Ford attempted to turn into a private drive and was struck by the motorcycle.

The operator of the motorcycle, 41-year-old Thomas Upchurch of Rock Hill was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the pickup truck, a 28-year-old woman, and a 10-year-old passenger were injured and taken to the hospital. A 6-year-old passenger was not injured.

The incident remains under investigation.

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