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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.

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Don’t blame Sharia for Islamic extremism — blame colonialism

Warning that Islamic extremists want to impose fundamentalist religious rule in American communities, right-wing lawmakers in dozens of U.S. states have tried banning Sharia, an Arabic term often understood to mean Islamic law. These political debates – which cite terrorism and political violence in the Middle East to argue that Islam is incompatible with modern society – reinforce stereotypes that the Muslim world is uncivilized. They also reflect ignorance of Sharia, which is not a strict legal code. Sharia means “path” or “way”: It is a broad set of values and ethical principles drawn from the Quran – Islam’s holy book – and the life of the Prophet Muhammad. As such, different people and governments may interpret Sharia differently. Still, this is not the first time that the world has tried to figure out where Sharia fits into the

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Driver, passenger died in motorcycle crash in Sumter Co., SC

Two people were killed Saturday in a crash between an SUV and a motorcycle on Midlands Road, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Both the driver and passenger on a 1985 Harley-Davidson died in the two-vehicle collision, said Master Trooper Brian Lee.

The Sumter County Coroner’s Office identified the victims as a husband and wife — Deborah Phillips, 54, and Michael Phillips, 54, of Wedgefield — the Sumter Item reported. Deborah was killed at the scene and Michael died after being taken to a Prisma Health hospital in Richland County, according to the coroner’s office.

The crash happened at about 11:30 a.m. at the intersection of S.C. 261/South Kings Highway and Cle-Nic Lane, according to Lee. That’s near U.S. 378, and about eight miles south of Shaw Air Force Base.

The motorcycle was heading south on S.C. 261 when it was hit by a 2008 Mercury Mountaineer SUV traveling

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George Clooney Talks About Near-Fatal Motorcycle Crash That Left Him ‘Screaming’

George Clooney speaks out about his terrifying 2018 motorcycle crash in Italy for the latest issue of GQ, in which he’s dubbed the magazine’s Icon of the Year. 

The actor and director collided with a car at over 70 miles per hour on the Italian island of Sardinia while traveling to the set of the Hulu series “Catch-22.” He was riding alongside his friend producer Grant Heslov. 

TMZ reported at the time that the star was thrown 20 feet on impact and his helmet shattered the car’s windshield. 

The “ER” alum told GQ that the crash tossed him onto his hands and knees and caused him to lose his shoes. At one point, he thought he’d lost all his teeth, “but it was glass from

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