UPDATE: Name released of person killed in Aiken Co. accident

A motorcyclist was killed after an accident in Aiken. (WRDW-TV)
A motorcyclist was killed after an accident in Aiken. (WRDW-TV)
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Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013

AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WRDW) -- News 12 has just learned the name of the person who was killed in a motorcycle accident Tuesday night.

Coroner Tim Carlton confirmed that 51-year-old Berry Playford of Augusta was pronounced dead at the Georgia Regents University Emergency Department at 10:10 p.m. Carlton says he died of multiple body trauma.

Edward Roland of Hephzibah was driving a 2011 Dodge Charger on Old Aiken Road when he allegedly disregarded the traffic signal at the intersection of Highway 1 and Old Aiken Road, striking the motorcycle.

Officials say Roland was uninjured. The crash happened at 6:40 p.m.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Toxicology is pending.

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