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Motorcycle driver, 70, killed, another hurt, in crash south of Rock Hill, troopers say

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Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story had the wrong spelling of the last name of the person who died in the crash as provided by the York County Coroner’s Office.

A motorcycle driver was killed and another driver was hurt in a crash Sunday in York County south of Rock Hill, troopers said.

The wreck happened around 5:20 p.m. on U.S. 21 near the intersection of Whispering Pines Road, said Sgt. Bill Rhyne with S.C. Highway Patrol.

The driver of a 1997 Harley-Davidson motorcycle was turning left onto U.S. 21 when the cycle collided with a 2010 sedan, Rhyne said.

York County Coroner Sabrina Gast identified the driver of the motorcycle as Wayne Cummins, 70, of Rock Hill.

Cummins was not wearing a helmet, Rhyne said.

The driver of the sedan, a Lancaster man, was injured and taken to Springs Memorial Hospital, Rhyne said.

The crash remains under investigation by S.C. Department of Public Safety.

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Andrew Dys covers breaking news and public safety for The Herald, where he has been a reporter and columnist since 2000. He has won 51 South Carolina Press Association awards for his coverage of crime, race, justice, and people. He is author of the book “Slice of Dys” and his work is in the U.S. Library of Congress.
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