Dorchester County authorities have released the identity of a motorcyclist who died Friday evening after crashing into a ditch along Summerville's Central Avenue.

Haile Andom Guy, 36, of Summerville, was pronounced dead at Summerville Medical Center at 8:07 p.m., County Coroner Chris Nisbet said. He had an open head injury and multiple fractures and wounds, he said.

Guy was riding north on a 2002 Yamaha motorcycle when he veered off the road and into a ditch around 7:30 p.m., Lance Cpl. Sonny Collins of the S.C. Highway Patrol said. Guy, who was not wearing a helmet, was thrown from the motorcycle when it wrecked, he said.

The crash remains under investigation by the S.C. Highway Patrol.