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Motorcyclist Robert Lee Clark, Jr., 30, dies after colliding with deputy's SUV on North Main Street in Summerville, South Carolina

Modified Date: 
Sat, 11/11/2017 - 1:11pm
Accident Date: 
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

North Main Street reopened after fatal collision involving motorcyclist and deputy's SUV

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, a man on a motorcycle collided with a Berkeley County Sheriff's Office Ford Explorer and a Dodge Neon just before midnight. 

Berkeley Co. deputies release dash cam video in fatal motorcycle pursuit

Speeds in the ensuing chase reached up to 111 mph at times with the motorcyclist slamming on the breaks and then speeding away several times.

VIDEO: Berkeley County deputy hits motorcycle during chase, motorcycle driver wrecks, dies

Dash camera video and the official incident report from the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office are shedding light on the circumstances leading to a motorcycle driver’s death after a high speed chase through the heart of Summerville, South Carolina, Wednesday night.   

Rally planned for motorcyclist killed in chase with Berkeley County deputy

Sunday's rally is at 9:00 a.m. at Hutchinson Square in Summerville.   

Community speaks out after motorcyclist killed during chase

"I'm not defending Robert's choice, everyone agrees it was stupid, it was foolish," Anessi said."This officer didn't give him the benefit of a trial"   

Bikers want charges against deputy involved in deadly high speed chase, crash

"Charge the officer with murder. That's what this was. This was no different than if he would have shot him down in the back. He just used a 5000-pound bullet," Dan Annesi said.   

Grand jury declined to indict Berkeley County deputy in fatal crash

A grand jury declined to indict Vansant on any charges. Now, the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office will now complete its own internal investigation. Vansant will remain on leave pending its outcome.     

People Involved: 
Robert Lee Clark, Jr.
James Vansant

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