Man killed in morning motorcycle accident

PICKENS — A Pickens man lost his life early Tuesday morning after an accident involving a motorcycle and a trash truck.

James Harold Boggs, 33, of Watson Road, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Pickens County deputy coroner Gary Duncan.

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the accident happened at 4:17 a.m. on Bethlehem Ridge Road.

Troopers said the trash truck and motorcycle — a 2007 Harley-Davidson — were both traveling south when the truck made a left turn as the motorcycle tried to pass it.

Boggs tried to lay the motorcycle down but came off the bike and hit the truck, troopers said.

Boggs was not wearing a helmet, according to Duncan, and was transported to Greenville Health System for an autopsy.

The driver of the truck was uninjured, and no charges have been filed.