Bicyclist killed after being hit by car in Aiken County

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Friday, May 3, 2019

AIKEN COUNTY, SC (WRDW/WAGT) -- A bicyclist is dead following an accident in Aiken County, according to investigators.

Officials with the South Carolina Department of Public Safety say the accident happened around 9:35 a.m. on Highway 25 near Sweetwater Road.

Investigators say the bicyclist and the driver of an SUV were traveling north when the SUV driver struck the cyclist.

The victim was 63 year old Donald L. Appel of North Augusta. He was
pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

The coroner says Appel was on his bicycle in the north bound lane of Edgefield Rd. stopped at the red light when he was hit from behind by a 2008 Chevy SUV driven by 84-year-old Mary Riley.

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