Easley man dies after motorcycle hits deer

PICKENS — An Easley man was killed Sunday night after his motorcycle hit a deer, officials said.

[cointent_lockedcontent]Pickens County deputy coroner Gary Duncan said James Bradley Grimes, 62, of 1627 Powdersville Road, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the accident happened on S.C. Highway 11 approximately seven miles west of Pickens at 10:15 p.m.

SCHP Lance Cpl. Tony Keller said Grimes was not wearing a helmet when a deer entered the roadway and was struck by the front of his motorcycle, ejecting him.

Duncan said Grimes was transported to the Greenville Health System for an autopsy.[/cointent_lockedcontent]