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Lexington County coroner identifies victim of Sunday’s motorcycle versus car head-on collision

Red Bank, SC (Paul Kirby) – Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has now released the identity of the man who was killed when his Harley Davidson tricycle was struck by a car head-on Sunday afternoon in the 5100 block of Platt Springs Road close to the Village Store. Fisher said late Sunday evening that Leonard P. Morrow, 70, of Lexington was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to the SCHP, Morrow was travelling on a 2003 Harley Davidson toward Columbia at approximately 3:20 p.m. The driver of a 2015 Nissan was headed in the opposite direction when for some yet unknown reason, the Nissan crossed over into the opposite lane and struck the trike head-on throwing Morrow from it. Morrow was wearing a helmet, but his injuries were such that he died from them there at the scene of the collision. The driver of the car was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries. There was also a passenger in the car who suffered minor injuries from the wreck.

A friend of Morrow said that he was well known in the area and well liked. He said it was not uncommon to see Morrow on the Harley, but he always wore a small helmet when he rode. The friend said that he would sometimes stop by his business and shoot the breeze just to see what was happening.

The collision remains under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol’s M.A.I.T. team.

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