Aiken County man fatally struck while riding his bicycle

WARRENVILLE, S.C. — A 68-year-old Aiken County man has died after a pickup truck hit his bicycle.

Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton says Billy Joe McCarty of Gloverville died of multiple body trauma at a hospital in Augusta, Georgia. A truck struck his bicycle from behind about 9:30 p.m. Friday in Warrenville.

The Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

Witnesses have told authorities that McCarty was wearing dark clothing, and grocery bags blocked lights on his bicycle.