Winnsboro Man Dies from Motorcycle Crash Injuries

WINNSBORO (June 2, 2016) – A Winnsboro man succumbed Sunday afternoon at Richland Memorial Hospital to injuries sustained in a May 26 motorcycle accident.

Fairfield County Coroner Barkley Ramsey said Robert Crim, 37, of 22 Paper St., was pronounced dead at 2:46 p.m. Sunday, just three days after he was discovered in a ditch on Kelly Miller Road.

According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, Crim was driving a 2004 Suzuki motorcycle south on Kelly Miller Road toward secondary 208, approximately 2.2 miles west of Winnsboro, at around 9 p.m. when he ran off the left side of the road and lost control of the bike. Crim was thrown from the motorcycle, landing in a roadside ditch.

Ramsey said a witness at a home near the accident scene reported hearing a loud noise at the time of the accident, but it was not until the witness left his home nearly two hours later that Crim’s crashed Suzuki was discovered on the side of the road and Crim was found in the ditch nearby. Crim was transported by EMS to Richland Memorial.

Crim was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, Ramsey said, and speed is believed to have been a factor in the crash. No other vehicles were involved in the accident. The Highway Patrol continues to investigate the incident.