Victim identified in fatal motorcycle accident in Florence County

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - A motorcycle rider is dead after striking a sidewalk, according to South Carolina State Troopers.

The accident happened Wednesday morning at 4:00 a.m. at the intersection of SC-51 and East Effingham Road.

Robert Jason Wells, 41, from Pamplico died less than an hour later at 4:49 a.m. at a local hospital, according to Florence County Coroner Keith Von Lutcken. 

Troopers said Wells was traveling north when he disregarded a stop sign, went through the intersection, and struck a side walk.

According to troopers, Wells was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

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