Caleb Matthew Griffis, 20, killed after his motorcycle collides with pickup truck on Seneca Creek Road in Oconee County, South Carolina

Modified Date: 
Sun, 04/18/2021 - 11:32pm
Accident Date: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

Clemson student dies after motorcycle crashes into pickup truck, troopers say

Griffis was traveling west on Seneca Creek Road and a 2011 Chevrolet pickup truck was heading east, attempting to make a left turn into a private driveway, when the truck was hit by Griffis’ motorcycle, troopers said.

Fatal Two Vehicle Crash in Seneca

This collision was reported to Oconee County 911 communications at 3:15 pm; this collision occurred on Seneca Creek Road near the Seneca Creek Boat Ramp access.  The deceased was a helmeted motorcycle operator.  

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Coroner Karl Addis said Caleb Matthew Griffis died at the hospital. Griffis was from Tallulah Falls, GA and was a student at Clemson University.

Caleb Matthew Griffis

Caleb was an avid outdoorsman.  He loved to hunt, fish, hike, camp and do all things outdoors.  Caleb had a very strong work ethic and was always fully committed to whatever task was at hand.

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The newspaper said Griffis was wearing a helmet, but he was thrown from the motorcycle during the collision. He died about an hour after the accident at Oconee Memorial Hospital. 

People Involved: 
Caleb Matthew Griffis

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