South Carolina motorcyclist in Paducah wreck dies in hospital

PADUCAH, KY – A South Carolina man who was seriously injured when his motorcycle was involved in a crash with a car last week in Paducah has passed away, according to police.

The Paducah Police Department says 36-year-old Orland Watkis of Newberry, South Carolina, died at 5:46 p.m. on Monday at Baptist Health Paducah. The wreck happened Thursday, Sept. 14, on Fountain Avenue at Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Watkis was headed east on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive when his motorcycle collided with a car driving north on Fountain Avenue.

Watkis was injured when his motorcycle hit the driver’s side door of a car in the intersection of the two streets. On Thursday, the driver of the car told officers he didn’t see the stop sign at the intersection, and he was continuing through the intersection when the wreck happened.

For more on what police said happened in the crash on Thursday, click here.

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