Motorcycle passenger killed in Williamsburg County crash identifed

SALTERS, SC (WBTW) – The Williamsburg County Coroner has identified the victim of a motorcycle crash in Williamsburg County that occurred Saturday afternoon.

The victim is Lindsey Marie Nichols, 35, from Greenville.

According to Deputy Coroner William B Horton, III, the victim died from blunt force trauma. She was not wearing a helmet. She died on the scene.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol reported a fatal crash in Williamsburg County Saturday afternoon.

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol website, the crash happened around 12:23 p.m., on U.S. Hwy. 521 at the intersection of St. Luke United Methodist Church and Seabrooke Rd in Salters.

Lance Cpl. Judd Jones reported the person who died was a passenger on a Harley Davidson motorcycle. Jones said the Harley ran into a Suzuki motorcycle that was slowing down in front of it as the two motorcycles traveled east on Hwy. 521. The passenger was thrown from the Harley when it hit the Suzuki Jones said.

The driver of the Harley was seriously hurt and was flown to Grand Strand Regional medical center, and the passenger of the Suzuki was taken by ground EMS to Williamsburg Regional Medical Center with serious injuries, according to Jones.

The driver of the Suzuki was not hurt Jones said. He said that The driver of the Harley and both people on the Suzuki were wearing helmets. He did not say if the passenger was wearing a helmet.