Aiken man, 60, dies in motorcycle crash

A 60-year-old Aiken County man died Sunday evening after his motorcycle hit a tree on Old Barnwell Road.

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the driver was traveling south on Old Barnwell Road on a 1972 Harley-Davidson when he went off the right side of the road at 10:50 p.m. and hit the tree.

Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said the driver, Jerry Siraud, of Matties Country Court, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Siraud was not wearing a helmet.

Toxicology results are pending.

His death was the 14th traffic fatality in Aiken County this year.

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