LADSON, S.C. (WCBD) – A motorcyclist was killed Saturday night while attempting to run from Charleston County deputies.
Master Trooper Gary Miller with the South Carolina Highway Patrol (SCHP) said a 2021 BMW motorcycle was leading deputies from the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office in a pursuit on Highway 78 around 8:21 p.m.
The motorcycle disregarded a traffic signal at the intersection of Highway 78 and Ingleside Boulevard and struck a 2021 Buick Enclave.
Trooper Miller said the driver of the Buick was not injured; however, the motorcyclist died at the scene.
Charleston County Coroner Bobbi Jo O’Neal later identified that driver as 31-year-old Richard Dean Bailey from Ravenel. Bailey died from blunt force injuries.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.