Saturday motorcycle collision kills man

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

CENTRAL — A Belton man was killed in an accident Saturday afternoon.

Pickens County coroner Kandy Kelley identified the victim as Eugene Victor Mereshko, 18, of Treasure Lane, Belton.

[cointent_lockedcontent] The accident occurred on S.C. Highway 133 at Pike Road in Central, Kelley said.

Lance Cpl. Tony Keller of the South Carolina Highway Patrol said the accident occurred at 4:41 p.m. as Mereshko was driving a 2014 Kawasaki motorcycle alongside a 21-year-old Anderson man who was driving a 2006 Honda motorcycle.

The motorcycles attempted to pass another vehicle on the left when they collided, Keller said.

Mereshko lost control of his motorcycle and was ejected.

Mereshko was then struck by a 2014 Dodge four-door, Keller said.

Kelley said Mereshko, who was wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

No other injuries were reported.

The Highway Patrol is still investigating.