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Bicyclist struck, killed by vehicle on Edgefield Rd

May 4, 2019 GMT

An investigation is underway after a North Augusta man riding his bicycle was killed Friday morning after being struck by a motor vehicle on Edgefield Rd.

The victim was identified as 63-year-old Donald L. Appel, according to a release provided by the Aiken County Coroner’s Office.

Appel was stopped on his bicycle at a red light in the north bound lane of Edgefield Road around 9:30 a.m. when he was struck from behind by a vehicle.

The Aiken County Coroner’s Office is investigating the incident along with the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Officials reported Appel died of “blunt force injuries.”


The driver of the vehicle was not identified.

South Carolina Highway Patrol is continuing the investigation.