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Tragic, Fatal I-26 Motorcycle Accident Kills Motorcyclists in Newberry County, South Carolina

October 26, 2021

NEWBERRY COUNTY, S.C. - A news report published on states that the Newberry County Coroner identified two motorcyclists killed in a tragic motorcycle accident on I-26.*

The two motorcycle accident victims who were on a motorcycle at the time of the crash were identified as a 48-year-old man and a woman.  The couple was from Fountain Inn, South Carolina. 

The Newberry County Coroner's report confirmed a previous report from the South Carolina Highway Patrol that the motorcyclists were not wearing motorcycle helmets at the time of the accident.  

According to South Carolina Highway Patrol Corporal Joel Hovis, the riders were trying to change traffic lanes to bypass slower traffic when the couple allegedly struck an SUV's passenger side.  The crash then caused the motorcyclists to be thrown back into traffic, and they were struck by a minivan.  The couple was ejected during the impact, and one of the victims died at the accident scene.  Another victim was transported from the deadly accident scene by helicopter.  However, they tragically passed away.  The I-26 accident scene was not opened until after 2 PM.  The accident is currently under investigation. 

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