Jenkinsville Man Dies from Motorcycle Crash Injuries

BLAIR – A Jenkinsville man involved in a motorcycle crash on July 1 succumbed to his injuries Monday night, shortly after being taken off life support at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital.

Fairfield County Coroner Barkley Ramsey said Anthony Raynard Boykin, 25, of 15776 State Highway 215 S. in Jenkinsville, was pronounced dead at the hospital just before 10:30 p.m. Monday. Boykin had been on life support since the July 1 accident, in which he suffered a severe head injury, Ramsey said.

Ramsey said Boykin, who did not have a motorcycle license, had borrowed a 1998 Suzuki motorcycle on July 1 from Robert Martin, of Straight Shot Road in Jenkinsville. Boykin was driving the motorcycle west on Meadowlake Road in Blair when, at approximately 1:30 p.m., he ran off the left side of the road in a curve. The S.C. Highway Patrol said the bike struck a ditch, and Boykin was thrown from the motorcycle. Ramsey said the motorcycle traveled approximately 230 feet off the road before coming to a stop. The accident occurred in the 900 block of Meadowlake Road, approximately 4 miles north of Jenkinsville, the Highway Patrol said.

Boykin was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, Ramsey said. Boykin, who was knocked unconscious in the crash, was airlifted from the scene to the hospital. He died without ever regaining consciousness, Ramsey said.