Bicycle rider dies in Ridgeway truck crash

WINNSBORO – A bicycle rider was killed in a crash near the Town of Ridgeway about 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 22.

A crash on Highway 34 near Autumn Drive, approximately three miles east of Ridgeway, has resulted in the death of George Christensen, age 73, of Countryside, Illinois, according to Fairfield County Coroner Chris Hill.

Master Trooper Gary Miller said that a 2022 Mack Truck towing a trailer and Christensen, riding a bicycle, were both traveling west on S.C. Hwy 34 when the truck struck the bike in the rear. The bike rider died in the crash.

The crash is being investigated by the Fairfield County Sheriff’s office and the SC Highway Patrol.

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