A South Carolina man and his girlfriend were killed when a motorcycle crashed into the side of a truck in Kershaw County.
The crash happened around 4 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of S.C. 341 and Lockhart Road, according to Lance Cpl. David Jones of the S.C. Highway Patrol.
Kershaw County Coroner David West identified the victims as 31-year-old Melvin Hopkins III of Heath Springs and 27-year-old Courtney Michele Lloyd of Kershaw.
A Chevrolet pickup towing a trailer was traveling east on Lockhart and stopped at S.C. 341, Jones said. The truck was crossing S.C. 341 when a Honda motorcycle traveling north on the highway crashed into the side of the truck.
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Hopkins and Lloyd both were ejected from the motorcycle, Jones said. They were pronounced dead at the scene.
Neither of the motorcycle's occupants were wearing helmets, and both died of blunt force trauma, West said.
There was no word Sunday on charges.
The driver of the pickup was not injured, Jones said.
The collision remains under investigation by the Highway Patrol.
Kershaw County had three traffic deaths so far this year, as of Monday, compared to eight at the same time last year, according to the S.C. Department of Public Safety.