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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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Unlicensed driver fled scene after fatally striking motorcyclist, deputies say

POLK COUNTY, Fla. – A 28-year-old man who was driving without a license slammed into a motorcycle, ejecting and killing the rider, then ran away from the crime scene, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said Jose Antonio Perez Jimenez, of Davenport, was driving a gray 2013 Chevy Silverado at a high rate of speed southbound on U.S. Highway 27 Saturday morning when he failed to stop for a red light and struck the back of a stopped orange 2020 Yamaha motorcycle.

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The motorcyclist, 58-year-old Juan Santos, was ejected and landed 180 feet away in the intersection at Legacy Park Boulevard, according to a news release. He died at the scene.

His motorcycle also hit a Nissan Versa that was stopped at

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Alleged drunk driver kills 3 members of a law enforcement motorcycle club, more injured

An alleged drunk driver is accused of mowing down seven members of a national motorcycle club made up of law enforcement professionals and killing three of those bikers.

The crash happened in Texas Hill County outside San Antonio, according to the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office, which said a driver going the opposite direction crossed the highway’s center stripe, which set off the tragedy.

“Please keep our brothers with the Thin Blue Line Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club in ya’lls prayers,” reads a posting on the police department’s Facebook page. “The ride was in celebration of the club’s birthday when the accident occurred.”

The alleged drunk driver was arrested “for several counts of intoxicated manslaughter and intoxication assault,” the posting said.

Some reports claimed that up to nine bikers were hurt, but the Kerr County Sheriff’s Department takes issue with that count.

My San Antonio reports a retired policeman and two

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Texas crash caused by alleged drunk driver kills 3 members of Thin Blue Line motorcycle club

Three members of the Thin Blue Line Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club were killed, and four others hospitalized, when an alleged drunk driver going in the opposite direction swerved into their lane and hit them head-on while they were on a group ride in the Texas Hill Country, officials said.

The crash occurred about 5 p.m. on Saturday on a highway in Kerrville, Texas, about 65 miles northwest of San Antonio, according to the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office.

“They were on a ride in the Texas Hill Country and were on Highway 16, south of Kerrville, when another person crosses the center stripe,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement posted on its Facebook page.

Sgt. Orlando Moreno of the Texas Department of Public Safety, the agency leading the crash investigation, said the car ran into six motorcycles.

The sheriff’s office said the driver, who struck the motorcycle club members

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