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Wreck takes landmark sign out of business

July 14, 2018 GMT

A Whiskey Road landmark for one of Aiken’s most prominent attractions is gone in the wake of a traffic accident that occurred Friday morning.

A wreck involving a 36-year-old Aiken man driving a 2006 Ford Taurus caused substantial damage to the sign for H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, according to a report from Capt. Maryann Burgess, with the Aiken Department of Public Safety. A car that was parked nearby also sustained damage. No pedestrians were nearby and nobody was injured, she added.

The driver, she said, was on Whiskey Road and may have experienced a “medical issue” that contributed to the vehicle leaving the road. He was reportedly given citations for driving on a suspended license and for careless driving. The sign is to be replaced, Burgess said.