One dead after fatal accident in Aiken County

A man is dead after a fatal collision on Gray Mare Hollow Road in Aiken County early this morning.

 

Michael S. Harden, 45, of Jackson, died after being struck while driving his motorcycle.

A news release from the Aiken County Coroner’s Office states that Harden was driving east along Gray Mare Hollow Road when a 1998 Dodge Ram pickup truck, driven by Melissa Pryor, 21, of Aiken, crossed into the eastbound lane and struck him.

Harden was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the release.

Pryor attempted to leave the scene on foot after the fatal collision but was arrested by law enforcement some time later, the news release states.

She was transported to an area hospital for minor injuries.

Pryor is charged with DUI and also leaving the scene involving a death.

South Carolina Highway Patrol, along with the Aiken County Coroner’s Office, is investigating the crash.

 

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