Man killed in Aiken County ATV accident

A South Carolina man was killed Monday night when he was thrown from an all-terrain vehicle onto Skyland Farm Road in Aiken County and run over.

The man, Robert Lee Hallinquest, 43, was a person of interest in a burglary that occurred four minutes before at 9:36 p.m. and items from the burglary were found at the scene of the wreck, Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said.

Investigators determined Hallinquest was traveling north on Skyland Farm Road when he was thrown from the ATV. He ended up in the southbound lane, where an oncoming driver said he saw Hallinquest lying in the road and missed hitting him. A second vehicle couldn’t avoid Hallinquest, though, and ran over him, the coroner said.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol continues to investigate. This is the eighth fatal crash in Aiken County this year.

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