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Aiken man dies after motorcycle crash; crash under investigation

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A 54-year-old Aiken man died after crashing his motorcycle Sunday morning, according to a statement from the Aiken County coroner.

Billy J. Hallman was pronounced dead at Augusta University Medical Center at 12:25 p.m. Monday.

Hallman crashed his motorcycle at about 10:45 a.m. Sunday on Wheat Road near Redds Branch Road in Aiken, according to the coroner’s office. Hallman ran off the right side of the road, lost control and crashed.

The coroner’s office is still investigating the incident and is waiting the results of a toxicology analysis. The South Carolina Highway Patrol is also investigating the crash.

This story was originally published October 12, 2021 9:44 AM.

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Emily Bohatch helps cover South Carolina’s government for The State. She also updates The State’s databases. Her accomplishments include winning multiple awards for her coverage of state government and of South Carolina’s prison system. She has a degree in Journalism from Ohio University’s E. W. Scripps School of Journalism.
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