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ACSO Deputy Dies in Motorcycle Accident; She was Off-Duty.


Deputy Kelsi PadgettAiken County authorities ave identified the deputy who was killed in a single-vehicle motorcycle collision on Wednesday.

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.”


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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.


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