30 year old Tavaris Harp of Sumter was operating a motorcycle at a high rate of speed when it collided with another motorcycle traveling with him and both lost control on Trotter Rd. around 9:30Saturday night . The victim crossed into the path of a car traveling in the opposite direction on Trotter Road.
Mr. Harp died at the scene and the driver of the other motorcycle was transported to Palmetto Richland Memorial by EMS in serious condition.
Mr. Harp did not have on a helmet and an autopsy conducted Sunday shows that he died from trauma associated with the crash.