A Harley-Davidson rider who was killed after a collision with a semi-truck trailer has been identified by the Richland County Coroner’s Office.
Richland Coroner Gary Watts identified 49-year-old Jack C. Greene of Harbor Vista Drive in Columbia.
The wreck happened about 1 a.m. Saturday morning on I-277 near Parklane Road and the interchange of I-20, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
Greene was riding his 2019 Harley-Davidson in the northbound lane of I-277, Trooper Matthew Southern reported.
A semi-truck was driving on a roadway that connects I-20 to I-277 north. When the semi got onto 277, the trailer detached and blocked both lanes, Southern said. Greene hit the trailer and suffered fatal injuries.
Greene was wearing a helmet and died at the scene from blood loss due to a traumatic injury to his right leg, according to Watts.
The Highway Patrol and coroner’s office are continuing the investigation.