CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Kevin Cornell, 30, of Summerville has been identified as the person killed from a single motorcycle accident on I-26 Friday night.
The accident occurred on I-26 West near mile marker 218 and Church Avenue around 8:45 p.m., according to spokesman Charles Francis with the Charleston Police Department. Cornell was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to several witnesses, a group of motorcycles were traveling south across the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge and exited onto the westbound portion of I-26, prior to the collision. The motorcycles were driving aggressively and at high rates of speed, according to witnesses.
As the motorcycle entered a curve in the roadway, the driver lost control and struck the guardrail. The driver was ejected from the motorcycle and landed in a parking lot below the elevated interstate highway, where he was pronounced.
CPD is still investigating the accident.