Flipped ATV kills driver in Marion Co.

Mullins, SC - MULLINS, SC (WMBF) - A four-wheeler accident in Marion County killed a man Saturday afternoon on Gilchrist Road in Marion County.

Bill Henry Bufkin Jr. was riding an ATV with his girlfriend on the back just before 3 p.m. in Mullins when his hat flew off. According to Marion County Coroner Jerry Richardson, the distraction was enough to draw Bufkin's eyes backward and for him to lose control of the vehicle.

Richardson says the four-wheeler flipped and threw Bufkin's girlfriend clear; however, when Bufkin landed, the ATV came down on his head, killing him instantly.

Graveside services have been planned for Bufkin on Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Riverside in Nichols. A period of visitation will be available after the graveside service, according to the Richardson Funeral Home.

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