Newberry County man dies after moped collides with tractor trailer

June 5, 2014 

— A Newberry County man operating a moped was killed Wednesday night in a traffic collision involving a tractor trailer truck.

Scotty Lee Ricketts, 23, died at the scene of the collision after the moped he was driving collided with the tractor trailer, Newberry County Coroner Craig Newton said in a statement released Thursday.

The truck was hauling turkeys at the time of the collision, which occurred around 8:30 p.m. on Belfast Road, about eight miles west of Newberry, Cpl. Bill Rhyne of the SC Highway Patrol said. The driver of the truck was not injured.

Ricketts was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, Ryne said.

The coroner's office and the SC Highway Patrol are investigating.

Mindy Lucas

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