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Fatal crash near South Congaree Saturday was actually a motorcycle accident

South Congaree, SC (Paul Kirby) - The accident that happened on West Dunbar Road near South Congaree early Saturday morning was actually a motorcycle crash according to Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher. The person who was driving died as a result of that crash.

Just sfter noon Saturday, Fisher released a statement saying that the crash that happened in 500 block of West Dunbar Road killed Dana Craig Merritt, Jr., 31, of Gaston. Merritt was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained when he was ejected from his motorcycle. He was not wearing a helmet when the incident occurred.

Fisher said that a passenger on the motorcycle, who was also not wearing a helmet, was transported to an area hospital; the condition of that individual is unknown at this time.

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