One person killed in morning crash on I-20, South Carolina Highway Patrol says

One person was killed Sunday morning when a motorcycle crashed on Interstate 20, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Timothy K. Arrell, a 61-year-old Warrenville resident, died in the accident, Aiken County Coroner Darryl Ables said.

The single-vehicle collision happened at about 8:40 a.m. in Aiken County, said Lance Cpl. Brittany Glover of the Highway Patrol.

Arrell was driving a 2004 Harley-Davidson motorcycle east on I-20, and ran off the left side of the highway at the 22 mile marker, according to Glover. Arrell was ejected from the Harley-Davidson as it spilled in the median, officials said.

Arrell was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to Ables.

No other injuries were reported.

There was no word if Arrell was wearing a helmet.

Information about what caused the motorcycle to veer off I-20 was not available. Ables said both his office and the Highway Patrol are continuing to investigate the crash, and toxicology tests are pending.

Through Wednesday, 814 people had died on South Carolina roads in 2023, according to the state Department of Public Safety. Last year, 1,091 people died in crashes in South Carolina, DPS reported.

At least 32 people have died in Aiken County crashes in 2023, according to DPS data. Last year, 29 deaths were reported in the county, DPS reported.