A 40-year-old Okatie man was killed when his motorcycle was struck by a vehicle near the entrance to Sun City on Friday afternoon.
A man was driving a 2005 Yamaha motorcycle east on U.S. 278 about 4:10 p.m. when he was hit by a a 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser turning left onto Sun City Boulevard from 278 westbound, S.C. Highway Patrol Cpl. Sonny Collins said.
Beaufort County Coroner Ed Allen identified the man killed as Marco Rodriguez Vasquez, of Okatie. He was pronounced dead at the scene as a result of injuries from the crash, Allen said.
The driver of the car was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, Collins said. The Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.
Eastbound lanes of 278 were blocked and the entrance to Sun City closed immediately after the crash.