Greenville Moped Rider Dead In Accident `

Car turning on road hit rider

Patrick Gentry
October 01, 2018 - 11:07 am

Greenville police said a moped rider is dead and another driver is in custody after a crash on Laurens Road Sunday night.

The Greenville County Coroner's Office said 46-year-old Ioannis George Tsanktakis of Lowndes Hill Road was riding a moped that was struck by a silver Nissan Altima that was turning from Laurens Road onto East Washington Street. Tsanktakis was transported to the Greenville Memorial Trauma Center where he was pronounced dead.

Eyewitnesses told police that the driver of the Altima failed to yield while turning onto Washington Street.

That driver was identified as 60 year old Gabriel Martinez Perez.

Perez was taken to the hospital. When he is released, Perez will be charged with felony driving under the influence resulting in death and no state driver's license, first offense.

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