A motorcyclist died Saturday in Rock Hill after being hit by a driver who ran a stop sign and escaped police by carjacking another driver, authorities said.
The motorcyclist was hit at about 12:30 p.m. on Heckle Boulevard at Russell Street by the driver of a black Chrysler 300 that had a paper tag, police said.
The motorcyclist was thrown from the cycle and died at the scene.
The Chrysler 300 continued up an embankment and crashed into woods, police said.
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The driver ran and soon carjacked a 2000 white Jeep Cherokee on Oates Street. The Cherokee has a square body style and N.C. tag EAZ7956.
Police said the driver wore a burgundy top, black pants and no shoes. Anyone who sees him should call 911.
The York County, S.C., Coroner’s Office will release the motorcyclist’s name once family members are notified.