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One dead after Folly Beach motorcycle accident

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A Saturday afternoon motorcycle accident leaves one person dead.

At around 6:00 Saturday, Charleston County Traffic deputies received a request from the Folly Beach Department of Public Safety about a motorcycle accident near East Cooper Avenue at East 2nd Street.

"Preliminary investigation revealed that the operator of the motorcycle was traveling at a high rate of speed driving recklessly in the area and struck the rear of a parked SUV. The Operator of the motorcycle was not wearing a helmet and sustained fatal injuries as a result of the accident," Charleston County Sheriff's Office representative Jim Brady said.

"Prior to the collision several calls about the motorcycle driving reckless were received by Folly Beach Public Safety Dispatch," Brady continued.

The Charleston County Coroner's office has identified the victim as 26-year-old Jonathan Irvin. The Coroner said he died as a result of his injuries at MUSC.

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