Eryll McPhee, 48, of Hartsville was killed in a motorcycle accident Wednesday in Oconee County.
McPhee was riding his motorcycle westbound on Rochester Highway near Lake Keowee to go to the Oconee Nuclear Station where he worked. A pickup truck that was turning left off the highway onto Pickens Highway failed to yield right of way and turned into the path of McPhee's motorcycle.
It appears that McPhee attempted to take evasive action by laying his motorcycle down on the road. He collided with the passenger side of the pickup truck. He was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash and died at the scene from blunt force chest trauma.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol is still investigating the accident.