Authorities have identified Eric Newsome as the victim who died after being involved in a fatal motorcycle accident on Saturday, June 3, 2023. Newsome died from the injuries sustained from the incident. He was a resident of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. The details behind the accident are yet to be revealed.
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About Mount Pleasant, SC
In the American state of South Carolina’s Charleston County, there is a sizable suburb called Mount Pleasant. It is the fourth-largest municipality and town in South Carolina’s Low Country, and for a while, it was one of the state’s fastest-growing regions, with a population growth of double between 1990 and 2000. In 2020, there were 90,801 people living there.
The World War II aircraft carrier USS Yorktown, which is now a museum ship, is housed at Patriots Point, a naval and marine museum, which is located at the base of the Arthur Ravenel Bridge. The Cooper River is crossed by the eight-lane Ravenel Bridge, which connects Mount Pleasant and Charleston. It was finished in 2005.
The site of Mount Pleasant was originally occupied by the Sewee people, an Algonquian language-speaking tribe. The first European settlers arrived from England on July 6, 1680, under the leadership of Captain Florentia O’Sullivan. Captain O’Sullivan had been granted 2,340 acres (950 ha), which included not only the island later named for him but also the future site of Mount Pleasant. On the earliest map of the time, this area was called “North Point”.