Fatal accident in Edgefield County

October 8, 2007

EDGEFIELD CTY, S.C.---21-year-old Kevin Easler died in an accident on Augusta Road over the weekend. He suffered massive body trauma and died at the scene.

Easler was the passenger in a truck driven by 21-year-old Travis Leischner.

Leischner is charged with DUI, and more charges are expected.

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  • by Anonymous on May 14, 2011 at 11:15 AM
    This case was just brought to my attention due to his sentencing taking place recently. I've never heard of anyone doing what he did after a beer with dinner. I think you are trying really hard to downplay what Mr. Leischner did. Anyone who drives drunk and endangers or in this case takes the life of someone else should be punished severely. If you are in the military or law enforcement I hate to say it, but you should be punished even more severely because of all the training we go through to develop self control, make smart decisions and prevent disasters like this. Military and law enforcement persons are expected to protect the lives of others, not put them at risk. They have a higher standard to live up to not a lower one. I don't know Travis, I'm sure he's a nice enough guy, and I'm grateful for his service but actions have consequences.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 10, 2007 at 06:47 PM
    I would also like to comment on this. Death is a tragic thing to experience. Travis Leischner "L" is a great kid that proudly served for me in Iraq. To the family I am very sorry for your loss. No words can ever bring back your loved one. Remember and cherish the memories you have. To the ones agrevated towards Leischner, know that this could have happened to any family that goes out to dinner and has a beer or two. As bad as this loss was for the county, Easler's friend Leischner should not be made an example of. He is a Soldier, a Patriot and a dear friend to many. Love you like a brother L
  • by Anonymous on Oct 8, 2007 at 09:02 PM
    I want everyone to know...Travis Leischner is a good kid...one bad mistake, does not make him a bad person...he fought for our country in Iraq, came back home, went back to school and had a job!
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