Accident in Marion County kills driver on motorcycle

MULLINS, SC (WMBF) - An accident involving a motorcycle and van has claimed the life of a driver.

Marvis Nichols, 57, of Mullins was killed instantly due to the accident, according to Marion County Coroner Jerry Richardson.

The accident happened on Front Street in Marion County just after 8:30 p.m. Friday. State highway troopers responded to the fatal accident.

According to South Carolina Highway Patrol, Nichols was driving a 2007 Suzuki motorcycle that struck the rear of a 2004 Chevrolet van driving east on Front Street.

Nichols was wearing a helmet and driver of the van was not injured.

The accident is still under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

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