Motorcyclist Killed by Tractor Trailer After Hitting Dog

2:52 PM, Oct 8, 2012   |    comments
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Calhoun County, SC (WLTX) -- South Carolina's Highway Patrol is reporting a late morning fatality involving a motorcycle rider.

Shortly after 10AM on Monday, on I-26 near mile marker 141, an unidentified rider of a BMW motorcycle, headed westbound, was unable to avoid hitting a dog in the roadway, and was thrown from his bike. 

A tractor trailer driver then swerved to miss the motorcycle, but struck the rider, who died from his injuries.

Officials have not released the rider's name, pending family notification. 

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