COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A 27-year-old South Korean man riding his bicycle across the United States has been killed in a wreck in South Carolina.
Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said in a statement Sangyoon Jeon of Busan, South Korea, died around 12:15 p.m. Monday on U.S. Highway 378 east of Columbia.
The Highway Patrol said a delivery van struck Jeon’s bicycle. No charges have been filed and the wreck is still under investigation.
Cola Town Bike Collective President Scott Nuelken told The State newspaper that Jeon arrived in New York in October and hoped to arrive in Los Angeles on his bicycle in January.
Nuelken says he planned to let Jeon spend Monday night in his home. Jeon was arranging places to stay through a cycling website.