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Mo-ped death is 2nd fatal crash on S.C. 901 in week

A man on a mo-ped has died in the second fatal crash on S.C. 901 in Rock Hill in less than a week.

Robert Walker Rainey, 44, of York died as a result of injuries sustained in the two-vehicle crash, said York County Deputy Coroner David Chambers.

Rainey was riding a high speed mo-ped, a Bash motorcycle, north on Heckle Boulevard toward York around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, said Rock Hill Police Lt. Brad Redfearn.

Rainey's mo-ped collided with a Ford Expedition on S.C. 901 at Herlong Village Drive near CVS and Wendy's.

The driver of the SUV was attempting to turn left on Heckle Boulevard and struck Rainey, Redfearn said.

Rainey was pronounced dead on the scene.

A preliminary investigation shows the driver of the SUV failed to yield, Redfearn said.

The SUV driver was not reported injured.

This is the second time in a week someone has died on Heckle Boulevard, on a Rock Hill stretch of S.C. 901 that has seen five fatalities since 2007.

Last Friday, a bicyclist was struck by an apparently drunken driver who left the scene.

Joe Lee McCullough Jr., 50, of Rock Hill died as a result of the collision on Heckle Boulevard.

The accident happened around 6:30 p.m. on the northbound side of Heckle Boulevard, between the entrance of Old Pointe Elementary School and Rawlinson Road.

Timothy Hollis, 26, of Ridge Road in Clover was charged with felony driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident.

Since 2003, 10 people have died in Rock Hill crashes on Heckle Boulevard, according to Rock Hill Police data.

Many of the deadly motorcycle crashes happen during the summer months, dubbed by law enforcement as the "100 deadliest days."

No charges have been filed in Wednesday's crash. The accident is under investigation.

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