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May 31, 2022

York, SC – Melvin Poteat Dies in Motorcycle Crash on US-321

York, SC (May 30, 2022) – Local officials have identified the motorcyclist who was killed following a vehicle collision in Lancaster on Sunday morning, May 29. 

It was later reported that 59-year-old Melvin Poteat of Gastonia was riding a motorcycle on US-321 when he was hit by a pickup truck driven by 75-year-old Evelyn Bowlin of Smyrna. Bowlin reportedly crossed the centerline of the highway and crashed head-on with the oncoming motorcyclist. 

Poteat sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. No additional information has been made public at this time. 

An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is underway. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Melvin Poteat at this time.

South Carolina Deadly Motorcycle Crashes

York, SC - Melvin Poteat Dies in Motorcycle Crash on US-321

According to recent data, there are 215,957 motorcycle riders registered in South Carolina this year. This represents a 23,000-plus increase over the previous year. With so many people riding their bikes to enjoy South Carolina’s beautiful weather and broad roads, it’s more critical than ever to adopt safe driving and riding habits. Riders continue to be injured and killed at a greater rate on the road.

There is no simple way to deal with the loss of a loved one. Losing a loved one is heartbreaking under any scenario, but it’s made all the more so when the tragedy might have been avoided. The death of a close family member may have a variety of ramifications for the remainder of the family.

A car accident lawyer can help you analyze your choices and file a wrongful death lawsuit. When a loved one is killed by an irresponsible driver, our attorneys fight for the recompense you and your family deserve. Monge & Associates is dedicated to safeguarding your basic rights so that surviving family members may seek justice. Our attorneys will endeavor to ensure that you get appropriate compensation for your case by bringing the responsible party accountable.

If you have lost a loved one in a terrible accident, call an experienced York motorcycle crash attorney at 888-688-1924 as soon as possible.

Note: Our writers used secondary sources when creating this accident news post. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident, therefore, if there is any information that is incorrect, contact Monge & Associates immediately. We will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  We will remove a post if requested. 

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