Motorcycle Fatality Late Monday Afternoon

A 911 call dispatched emergency personnel to Metric Road at 5:45 yesterday afternoon on a report of a motorcycle wreck. Laurens County Coroner Nick Nichols said the fatal crash happened at 3338 Metric Road, between Interstate 385 and Highway 14. The motorcyclist was declared dead at the time EMS arrived at 5:54 pm.

Coroner Nichols said that 29-year-old Christopher Kenneth Elliott of 266 West Clark Road, Inman died of blunt force trauma to his head and body. Elliott was reportedly traveling on Metric Road when the motorcycle went off the road and wrapped around a utility pole, caught fire and burned. The rider was thrown some 12 feet from the motorcycle. The Coroner said that Christopher Kenneth Elliott was wearing a helmet.