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Coroner identifies motorcyclist killed in left-turn crash on Spartanburg County highway

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An Upstate motorcycle rider was killed in a crash Friday with another vehicle, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Master Trooper Mitchell Ridgeway said the crash happened about 10:40 a.m. on U.S. Highway 221 about three miles south of Chesnee, in Spartanburg County.

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The driver of a 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle was heading north and was hit by the 71-year-old driver of a 2009 Chevy sedan turning left onto the highway from Battleground Road, Ridgeway said.

The motorcycle driver was not wearing a helmet and was thrown from the bike, according to Ridgeway.

He was taken to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center where he later died, Ridgeway said.

The coroner has identified the victim as Ronnie Leigh Cannon, 25, of Cowpens.

The Chevy driver was wearing a seat belt and was not injured, Ridgeway said.


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