A motorcycle driver from Lancaster County was killed Monday afternoon in Chester County after colliding with a logging truck, police and fire officials said.
Robert William Hritsko, 56, of Indian Land, died at the scene, said Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker.
The crash happened at 4:40 p.m. on U.S. 21 near Fincher Road between Fort Lawn and the York County line, according to S.C. Highway Patrol troopers and Fort Lawn Fire Department firefighters.
The highway remained blocked until 6:30 p.m. as police investigated the crash and emergency officials cleared the area, said Fort Lawn Fire Chief Allen Culp.
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Chester County EMS also was on the scene.
The truck driver, a Chester County man, was not injured, said Lance Cpl. Gary Miller of the highway patrol.
The Harley-Davidson motorcycle was heading south when it traveled left of the center line and sideswiped the truck that was heading northbound, Miller said. Hritsko was wearing a helmet but was thrown from the cycle and died at the scene, Miller said.
The wreck remains under investigation by the highway patrol and the coroner’s office.