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FATALITY: Elderly Man on Moped is Struck by Pick-Up Truck in Aiken


The Aiken County Coroner’s Office is investigating a motor vehicle collision that claimed the life of an Aiken man.

The collision occurred Saturday evening at approximately 5:26 PM on Rudy Mason Parkway at York Street in Aiken, Coroner Darryl Ables said.

“The victim was riding a moped when he turned eastward onto Rudy Mason Parkway into the path of an eastbound 1999 Ford truck, causing the truck to run over the victim,” Ables said in a press release. “The victim was transported to Augusta University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead from blunt force injuries.”

The victim has been identified as 78-year-old Edward L. Blackwell, according to the coroner. The Aiken Department of Public Safety is continuing with the investigation, and toxicology analysis are pending on Mr. Blackwell

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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