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Crashes kill 1 in Aiken County, cause injuries in Augusta

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Published: Aug. 31, 2021 at 3:01 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 31, 2021 at 4:33 PM EDT
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GRANITEVILLE, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - A head-on crash between a motorcycle and an SUV left the motorcyclist dead Tuesday afternoon in Aiken County.

The crash occurred at 2 p.m. in Rainbow Falls Road near Interstate 20.

The crash happened as the motorcycle, a 2016 Harley-Davidson, was traveling south on Rainbow Falls, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

The motorcycle went left of center and slammed head-on into a northbound 2004 Chevrolet Suburban driven by an 85-year-old Graniteville man, according to the patrol.

The motorcyclist died at the scene of blunt-force injuries.

Aiken County Coroner Darryl Ables identified him as Michael I. Moyer Jr., 35.

The driver of the SUV and a passenger suffered injuries and were taken to a hospital. Both were wearing seat belts, the patrol reported.

A toxicology analysis is pending, according to Ables.

Augusta accident

This crash happened around 2:45 p.m. Aug. 31, 2021, at Riverwatch Parkway and Top Golf Way in...
This crash happened around 2:45 p.m. Aug. 31, 2021, at Riverwatch Parkway and Top Golf Way in Augusta.(WRDW)

Later in Augusta, a crash around 2:45 p.m. left a truck on its side at Riverwatch Parkway and Top Golf Way. Multiple sheriff’s deputies as well ad an ambulance and firetrucks were called to the scene.

Crews at the scene had a stretcher ready at 3 p.m. and were trying to get someone out of a white truck that was on its side. Eventually, an elderly man was pulled from the vehicle.

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