Greenwood man dies in crash
Friday, April 05, 2013 7:30 AM
An elderly Greenwood man died early Friday morning following a two-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle, which occurred last month in Greenwood.
The Greenwood County Coroner's Office identified the man as Albert Haynin Sheriff, 79, of 736 Truett Ave. GCCO chief investigator Steve Owings said Sheriff died about 1 a.m. Friday at the Greenville Memorial Hospital from trauma to the head and body. His death was ruled accidental.
Sheriff was involved in a crash that took place the afternoon of March 17 on S.C. 225. According to reports from the South Carolina Highway Patrol, he was riding a 2001 motorcycle traveling south behind a 2002 Pontiac being driven by a 59-year-old Hodges woman. The car stopped to make a left turn onto Front Line Road, when the motorcycle swerved in an attempt to miss the vehicle. SCHP officials said Sheriff was driving too fast for conditions at the time. The bike struck the driver's side of the Pontiac as it turned.
The driver of the car was transported to Self Regional Medical Center by ground to be treated for her injuries, SCHP Lance Cpl. Brent Kelly said. Sheriff was airlifted to the Greenville hospital, where he finally succumbed to his injuries Friday. Kelly noted he was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.