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Repeat Offender Dies After Wrecking Stolen Car in Aiken


An Aiken man found dead on the scene of a one-car wreck early Saturday was a repeat offender who was driving a stolen vehicle, authorities said.

The man was identified as 36-year-old Ivory Kirkland Jr. of Aiken (pictured).

At 1:45 a.m. Saturday, a motorist reported an overturned vehicle near 200 Outing Club Road in Aiken County, the road that Kirkland lives on. It was a Saturn that had just been stolen, authorities said.

It appears Kirkland was traveling north on Outing Club Road when his vehicle left the roadway, struck a drainage culvert and overturned. The wreck partially ejected Kirkland and he died on the scene, Coroner Tim Carlton said in a press release.

Kirkland is well-known to law enforcement. Just last year, he was charged with drunk driving and driving on a suspended license, as well as cocaine possession.

But his record in Aiken County is a mile long with convictions for criminal domestic violence in 2006, carrying a pistol in 2007, dozens of fraudulent checks in 2003 and 2009, and violation of a court order of protection in 2010. Most of them resulted in probation.

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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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