Retired Aiken County deputy killed in motorcycle crash

A retired Aiken County deputy was killed Saturday morning when his motorcycle crashed on Bettis Academy Road in Aiken County.

Law enforcement authorities think Deputy Sheriff Ernest Bussell, 64, lost control of his 2001 Harley Davidson motorcycle after crossing a railroad track at 6:35 a.m., according to Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton.

He died at the scene of the accident.

Toxicology tests are pending, Carlton said.

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