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Passenger killed in I-26 wreck

A passenger in a vehicle traveling on I-26 Thursday night near Joanna was killed after a collision a collision on the interstate. According to Lance Cpl. Tyler Tidwell of the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the two vehicles involved were traveling east when they made contact with one another. Tidwell said a 2010 Subaru sedan and…

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SCHP looking for suspect in hit and run

Investigators from the South Carolina Highway Patrol are seeking a suspect in a hit-and-run incident that occurred just after midnight Tuesday morning. According to a release from the SCHP and the Laurens Police Department, the incident occurred on Knighton Chapel Road near Allen Bridge Road and involved three pedestrians, one of whom suffered serious injuries.…

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Clinton resident killed in single-car crash

An 80-year-old Clinton resident died Sunday afternoon in a single-car accident on Old Milton Road. The accident occurred around 1:30 p.m. on Old Milton Road near Keller Drive, about two miles south of Clinton. South Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Mitchell Ridgeway said the victim was traveling west on Old Milton Road in a 2008 Nissan…

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Seth Makaio Balentine

Seth Makaio Balentine, 19, of Gray Court, son, brother, grandson, friend and businessman, passed away Sunday, July 10th, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Left behind to mourn his loss are his parents, Adrian and Amber Balentine, sister Brooke Brownlee and brother-in-law, Braden, of Laurens, sister Elyse Wieszczecinski of Simpsonville, grandmother Diane “G-ma”…

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Name released of cyclist killed in Gray Court

Updated Friday 8/22, 5 p.m. Gray Court, S.C. – A vehicle vs bicycle accident Thursday evening resulted in the death of a bicycle rider 1.4 miles north of Gray Court. According to Chief Deputy Coroner Vickie Cheek, Richard Bouchard, 67, of Cassidi Court, Simpsonville, was struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle on 101 N…

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Friday I-26 accident claims life of 21-year-old

A Leesville man was killed Friday afternoon in an accident on I-26. Dakota Linton, 21, was died in the crash that occurred on I-26 westbound at mile marker 56 in Joanna, said Laurens County Deputy Coroner Vickie Cheek. The accident occurred after 1 p.m., and Linton was pronounced dead just after 1:30 p.m. Details from…

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