Deputy Kesli Payton Padgett, 25, was killed in the crash.
From a sheriff’s office press release:
Last night around 9:20 pm, Deputies and first responders located, Deputy Kesli Payton Padgett (25 yoa), who died after being involved in a single vehicle motorcycle collision. She was located on Pine Log Road near Huber Clay Road intersection.
Deputy Padgett was off duty at the time of the collision. Deputy Padgett has been with the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office for 2 years where she began her career in law enforcement June 2015.
The traffic collision is being investigated by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
From Sheriff Michael Hunt: “I want to thank everyone who assisted with this incident involving Deputy Padgett. We are grateful for the numerous calls and well wishes that we have received for her family and the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office. Please keep everyone in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”