Motorcyclist dies in crash on Lancaster County highway, troopers say

LANCASTER COUNTY, S.C. — A motorcyclist died in a crash on Highway 521 in Lancaster County early Sunday morning, according to Highway Patrol.

Troopers were called before 1:30 a.m. to Highway 521 near Shiloh Unity Road, about three miles north of the city of Lancaster.

According to investigators, a motorcyclist was heading south on Highway 521 when he hit a car that was coming onto the highway from what troopers called a “private drive.”

The motorcycle driver, later identified as 43-year-old James Barwick from Lancaster, died at the scene, troopers said.

No further information was made available.

By Channel 9′s count, this was the third of four crashes in our area in a 12-hour period that involved a motorcycle. All four crashes were deadly.

One person died on Interstate 485 in southwest Charlotte Saturday evening in a crash involving a motorcycle, according to paramedics.

Then, just before 1 a.m. Sunday, troopers said a motorcyclist died in a crash on Highway 321 near the Bowling Green community in York County.

About three hours later, police said a motorcyclist died just outside of downtown Salisbury after they hit power lines knocked into the roadway in an earlier crash.

(WATCH BELOW: 1 dead in motorcycle crash on I-485 in southwest Charlotte, MEDIC says)