Biker Dies from Crash Injuries

WINNSBORO – A Winnsboro man died Monday night at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital from injuries sustained in a July 16 motorcycle crash on Highway 34.

Fairfield County Coroner Barkley Ramsey said Danny Gattis, 62, of 49 Goldcrest Road, was pronounced dead at approximately 11 p.m. Monday.

According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, Gattis was driving a 1997 Harley Davidson motorcycle west on Highway 34 near Poetic Drive, approximately 6 miles west of Winnsboro, at 4:30 p.m. on July 16. Gattis attempted a left-hand turn into a private driveway, but failed to yield to oncoming traffic. Gattis was struck by a 1996 Isuzu pickup truck traveling east on Highway 34 and being driven by a Blair man. Gattis was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, the Highway Patrol said. The driver of the pickup truck was not injured.

Ramsey said Gattis was airlifted from the scene to Palmetto Richland.


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