18-year-old woman killed, one injured after motorcycle, pickup crash in Rock Hill

An 18-year-old woman was killed and another person was injured after a Thursday night crash involving a pickup and a motorcycle in Rock Hill, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

The crash happened around 7:20 p.m. on Neely Store Road near Reservation Road, about two miles south of Rock Hill, according to Lance Cpl. Gary Miller of the Highway Patrol.

York County Coroner Sabrina Gast identified the deceased Friday morning as Heaven Gordon, 18, of Rock Hill. She was pronounced dead at the scene, Gast said.

A 2011 Chevrolet pickup was traveling east on Neely Store Road when the driver of an eastbound 2005 Suzuki motorcycle lost control, Miller said. The motorcycle “spilled,” ejecting the driver and a passenger.

The passenger, who was wearing a helmet, was thrown into the oncoming lane and was hit by the pickup, Miller said.

The 21-year-old driver was transported to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, where his condition was unknown Friday, Miller said.

Troopers initially said the driver of the motorcycle was not wearing a helmet. However, Miller said Friday that they received information from the coroner’s office indicating that the driver had a helmet on and had taken it off by the time troopers arrived.

Neither person in the pickup was injured, Miller said.

This is the third fatal crash in York County since Sunday.

Teddy Kulmala: 803-329-4082, @teddy_kulmala