Fort Hood soldier dies after being hit by truck in Aiken County

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 5:28 PM
Last updated Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011 2:07 AM
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A 48-year-old Killeen, Texas, soldier died after being hit by a pickup on Edgefield Highway near Eureka, S.C., on Friday night, Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said.

Sgt. 1st Class Maurice J. Collier was attending a motorcycle rally with more than 500 motorcycles at Ellen’s Bar and Grill, Carlton said. Collier was standing near the entrance to the property directing traffic when he was struck by a Ford F-350. Collier was taken to Aiken Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead of multiple body trauma, Carlton said.

Collier, who is stationed at Fort Hood and was visiting a friend in Augusta, was dressed in dark clothing.

The driver of the truck, who has not been identified, drifted off the roadway and hit Collier, according to authorities. The driver was then attacked and stabbed, and transported to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital with a non-life threatening injury.

No known arrests have been made at this time, said a spokeswoman with the South Carolina Highway Patrol. The accident is being investigated by the Multi-disciplinary Accident Investigation Team.

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commonsense-is-endangere
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commonsense-is-endangere 09/24/11 - 08:19 pm
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RIP Gotta love those

RIP Gotta love those bikers!
Got a few in the neighborhood here that having nothing better to do than ride around day and night without mufflers and speeding.

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augusta citizen 09/24/11 - 08:45 pm
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The driver was "then attacked

The driver was "then attacked and stabbed"???? You're kidding right?? I hope whoever did that is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I hate that the motorcyclist was killed, if he was standing by the roadway wearing dark clothing it was probably a tragic but unintended accident. That the driver would be attacked, well I shouldn't say what I think about the attackers.

wondersnevercease
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wondersnevercease 09/24/11 - 10:31 pm
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attacked and
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attacked and stabbed????...are you freakin kidding me????

broad street narrow mind
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broad street narrow mind 09/25/11 - 02:03 am
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did they see the driver as
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did they see the driver as purposely hitting the guy?

citizen1
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citizen1 09/25/11 - 05:02 am
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What the news failed to

What the news failed to mention was that the drunk driver left the scene and returned later so trust and believe he got some of what he deserved but not all.

smartasugarsugar
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smartasugarsugar 09/25/11 - 05:59 am
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this article also does not

this article also does not say what time of the day. so how do we know the soldier wasn't standing on the side of the road in leathers mid day?

ispy4u
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ispy4u 09/25/11 - 08:23 am
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Jason, we know only " Black

Jason, we know only " Black Bikers" stab people. Man!!!!!

Vito45
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Vito45 09/25/11 - 08:53 am
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Yea ispy4u, I've searched the

Yea ispy4u, I've searched the article high and low to find some inkling of the racial makeup of those involved. I must be missing something!

TK3
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TK3 09/25/11 - 09:16 am
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R.I.P. That said, would the

R.I.P.
That said, would the headline be the same if he was just a unemployed out of town biker or a local plumber, etc.?

Vito45
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Vito45 09/25/11 - 09:27 am
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What do you think the

What do you think the headline should have read?

naturaliron
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naturaliron 09/25/11 - 12:16 pm
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I passed that location about

I passed that location about 4:30. There were bikers at the club and they were black and they were dressed in dark clothing. the club they were at is not verey large and the parking lot is not that large eather. i came back from Greenwood a little after 12:00 that night and the police had the road blocked off. so i would say the accident happened after dark. now the drive should not have left the sceen of the accident unless he or she was in fear for there safety and should have notified the police. i hope they get the person who stabbed the driver but im sure the bikers want be talking a lot. it's sad that someone lost there life and sad that another thought they had to be judge and jury on the driver.

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RunningMan 09/25/11 - 12:19 pm
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it amazing how some folks can

it amazing how some folks can make a tragedy like this one into a racial discussion. You folks really should turn the page and stop making every situation into a black against white debate. Bottom line - None of us are perfect so stop trying to make one race seem so superior to the other. Its not working.

naturaliron
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naturaliron 09/25/11 - 12:37 pm
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the name of the group of

the name of the group of bikers is called (outcast mc) out of Atlanta Ga, but your right dont let this become a raciacl thing.

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david jennings 09/25/11 - 05:04 pm
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Strange,a biker passed me

Strange,a biker passed me Sat.on BJ.I noticed his colors,jeans and black leather jacket with Outcast on the back,guess he was headed to the rally at Ellens bar,and as if it mattered,yes he was a black guy.I dont know where the posters get off thinking black and stabbing are relevant,I mean I would think the driver would be reported shot.

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GaStang22 09/25/11 - 05:08 pm
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Yeah, they may stab people,
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Yeah, they may stab people, but no more than a white biker. White bikers actually most bikers in general are more prone to use their fists and feet and weapons like bats and knives. They shy away from the guns as far as revenge or anger and save them for security and protection, they make it more personal to get their point across and dish out their punishment. Not only was that comment racist, but from my experiences and education, just plain wrong.

Having said that, the guys who took the law into their own hands had no business doing so. There is a difference in trying to detain the perp and trying to kill him!! Especially in front of children, they should all be prosecuted and also charged with what ever type of child abuse/trauma that brings with it.

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pgapeach2 09/25/11 - 05:08 pm
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A man is dead! The article

A man is dead! The article was posted yesterday and it stated that the driver who hit him left the scene and later returned. I also do not see where it stated he was a 1SG a SFC is not a 1SG.

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augusta citizen 09/26/11 - 05:01 am
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citizen1, seems odd that the

citizen1, seems odd that the news would fail to mention that the driver was drunk and left the scene. Now you say he returned later and "got some of what he deserved but not all"??? What??? Usually when an incident is reported that involves DUI a statement is included that toxicology tests are pending, etc. So, nothing in the article mentions toxicology, and if he left the scene and then returned, what might that say? Was there a mob (who later beat and stabbed him) milling about. Was the driver afraid to stop? If he returned, was he trying to do the right thing? I'll say this, I hate that a man was killed, was it a no-fault accident? I hope it was an accident. If it was an accident, why would anyone think that attacking someone was okay? Anyway, prayers to the family of the man who was killed.

RunningMan
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RunningMan 09/25/11 - 10:37 pm
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Jasonbennet, what is your

Jasonbennet, what is your point? A person is dead and one is in the hospital. It does not matter if they are black, white, or blue to me, but to make it seem as if the color really matters shows just how narrow minded you are. Since you are making it a point to say that the individuals doing the stabbing were black, does it matter that the person killed is of color as well? What about his little kids and wife back in Texas? Its folks like you that think everything is only about black and white, and you are quick to find fault with anyone but yourself. As I have stated before, you should really should move on because your way of thinking is doing no good at all.

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