Motorcyclist Killed In I-85 Accident

Accident happened near mile marker 54

Ed Jenson
February 17, 2018 - 9:44 am

An Upstate motorcycle driver was killed after being ejected from his motorcycle on I-85 N early Saturday.

The coroner said the motorcyclist was traveling northbound on I-85 when he struck another vehicle from behind near mile marker 54. He was then ejected from his motorcycle and pronounced dead at the scene.

The motorcyclist was identified as 36-year-old Frank Austin Smith of Welford. It is believed he was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision. His cause of death was multiple blunt force trauma.

The other driver was not injured.

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