Motorcycle driver dies in south Columbia crash

Authorities have released the name of the motorcycle driver who died in a head-on crash in south Columbia.

Deputies say Austin Sweet, 31, of Columbia was speeding on West Old Plank Road near Route K just before 8 p.m. Tuesday. His motorcycle crashed head-on into an SUV that was turning left into a convenience store.

Sweet was pronounced dead at the scene. No one in the SUV was hurt.

(This story was last updated at 9:58 a.m. Wednesday.)

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