News: Motorcyclist killed, man charged with felony DUI
Published on June 29th, 2021
LAURENS CO., SC – 56-year-old Robert Curry Richardson has been charged with felony DUI after a two-vehicle accident left a motorcyclist dead Friday afternoon, reports WSPA.
According to the Laurens County Coroner’s Office, the fatal crash took place on US 76 near Randall Drive at approximately 2:11 PM on June 25th. Richardson was driving a 2014 Kia Sedan and attempted to enter the highway from a private drive, directly entering the pathway of an oncoming 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle. The motorcycle collided with the sedan, and Richardson then fled the scene.
The motorcyclist sadly succumbed to his injuries in the hospital later that day. The Laurens County Coroner’s Office has identified them as 20-year-old Nathaniel Hunter Spies, a Clifton Fire Department firefighter.
Richardson has been charged with felony DUI involving death and leaving the scene of a collision involving death. He is currently being held at the Laurens County Detention Center.
South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.
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