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Motorcycle rider run over in Lexington County, SC crash

A Midlands man riding a motorcycle was killed in an overnight crash on a major highway running through Lexington County, the coroner’s office said.

Christopher James Prewitt died at the scene of the collision, Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher said in a news release.

The wreck happened at about 1 a.m. Saturday near the 118 mile marker on an eastbound lane of Interstate 26, Fisher said. That’s close to Exit 116, the junction with Interstate 77 to Charlotte.

The 34-year-old Elgin resident was not wearing a helmet when he was involved in a single-vehicle collision, according to the release. After being ejected from the motorcycle, Prewitt was hit by two other vehicles, Fisher said.

No other injuries were reported by the coroner’s office.

Information on what caused Prewitt to be thrown from the motorcycle was not available.

Through the first nine days of 2021, two motorcycle riders are among

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Erie county club chapter places wreaths on graves

Tim Hahn
 
| Erie Times-News

A local motorcycle club has once again honored law enforcement officers in Erie County who died in the line of duty.

Members of the Erie County chapter of the Enforcers Motorcycle Club visited area cemeteries on Saturday to place wreaths on the graves of 18 officers from the Erie, Edinboro, Presque Isle, North East and Union City police departments who died on duty between 1905 and 1992. The members also placed wreaths at the memorials to fallen officers in Perry Square in Erie and at the Pennsylvania State Police Troop E headquarters in Lawrence Park Township.

Gerlach’s Garden & Floral donated the wreaths and the wreath stands, said Jeremy Sidun, the club’s president.

The Erie County chapter of the Enforcers Motorcycle Club, a law enforcement and veterans club, has placed wreaths on the graves of fallen officers on the first Saturday of December since the

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“Very dangerous year” in El Paso County; motorcycle deaths highest in the state

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – CDOT reports this is a “very dangerous year” in El Paso County as motorcycle fatalities are the highest in the state.

CDOT has recorded its 100th motorcycle death so far this year. To put into perspective, there were about 100 deaths in the entire year of 2019.

There have been about 17 deaths in El Paso County to date, nearly doubling the next highest counties of Jefferson and Adams, each with 9 deaths.

“That’s an indication that there’s a huge problem with motorcycle riding and motorcycle deaths in El Paso County,” said Sam Cole of CDOT.

CDOT believes because less people were out on the roads during the height of the pandemic, motorcyclists might have driven more carelessly or sped on open roads.

“Even since people have gotten back on the road, we’re starting to see even more motorcycle deaths so that’s an indication there’s

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