Motorcyclist killed, driver arrested after wreck in North Charleston
A 47-year-old truck driver from Georgia involved in a crash that killed a motorcyclist Monday morning in North Charleston has been arrested.
Scott Arrington, 44, of Goose Creek died after he was taken to a hospital, Charleston County Deputy Coroner Kimberly Rhoton said. He was wearing a helmet.
Louis Hunter Jr. of Sylvania, Ga., the driver of the tractor-trailer, was arrested on a charge of reckless homicide. He is expected to go before a judge Tuesday morning.
The crash was reported about 7:30 a.m. on Remount Road near Virginia Avenue, the Naval Weapons Station and a shipping facility heavily traveled by trucks.
According to a statement from the North Charleston Police Department, the truck pulled out of 1901 Remount Road and into the path of the motorcycle.
Arrington was in critical condition when he was taken to the hospital.
Investigators were still on scene hours after the crash and had closed two lanes of the four-lane road.
Under state law, the homicide charge Hunter faces entails the “driving of a vehicle in reckless disregard of the safety of others.”
The police released no further details about the accusation.
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