Traffic fatality

A motorcyclist is dead following a wreck Wednesday afternoon on S.C. Highway 391 in Newberry County.

The wreck happened at about 3:20 p.m. Wednesday, on Highway 391 near Lakewood Drive, Trooper First Class Tyler Tidwell with the state Highway Patrol said. The driver of a 2007 Yamaha motorcycle was headed north along Highway 391 while a driver in a 2012 Chrysler 200 was southbound.

The Chrysler crossed the centerline, striking the motorcycle and then running off the left side of the road and hitting a ditch, Tidwell said. The driver of the motorcycle was thrown from the vehicle and wasn’t wearing a helmet, while the driver of the Chrysler was wearing a seat belt and was uninjured. The motorcycle driver died at the scene of the wreck.

Staff with the Newberry County Coroner’s Office could not immediately be reached. The wreck is under investigation by the state Highway Patrol.