Man Killed on Bicycle, Struck by Pickup

An early morning bicycle-versus-pickup truck accident near Hickory Tavern resulted in a fatality yesterday. The accident occurred on Fairview Road near Marler Road north of Hickory Tavern at 4:45 AM Thursday according to Lance Corporal Tony Keller of the South Carolina Highway Patrol.  Trooper Keller states that a bicycle was struck by a 2004 Chevrolet Pickup driven by 31-year-old Erik Hawn of Fountain Inn. The bike rider was taken by helicopter to Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Laurens County Coroner Nick Nichols told WLBG that the bicycle rider, 29-year-old Adam William Doolittle of 460 Carousel Road, Gray Court was pronounced dead at 8:26 AM. According to Trooper Keller, the accident remained under investigation by the Highway Patrol MAIT Team.