Man dies of injuries from Aiken County motorcycle crash

Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 7:35 AM
Last updated 4:25 PM
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An Augusta man is dead after a crash Tuesday evening in Aiken County.

Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said Berry Playford, 51, of Parkway Drive, was riding a motorcycle on U.S. Highway 1 when he was hit by a Dodge Charger about 6:40 p.m.

Carlton said the driver of the Charger, Edward Roland, of Hephzibah, ran a traffic signal at the Old Aiken Road intersection.

Playford was taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center, where he died of body trauma at 10:10 p.m.

Roland was not injured in the crash.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the crash, and no charges have been filed. A toxicology report is pending.

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rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 01/30/13 - 08:23 am
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God bless
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his soul.

REDRIDER
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REDRIDER 01/30/13 - 10:01 am
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Sad

Old Aiken Road is near Clearwater and North Augusta. Not Aiken

KSL
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KSL 01/30/13 - 11:17 am
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The first sentence makes it

The first sentence makes it clear that the accident occurred in Aiken County.

REDRIDER
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REDRIDER 01/30/13 - 02:54 pm
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They Changed the title

They changed the title after I complained KSL. Read Latest Updates

trimmy
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trimmy 01/30/13 - 06:19 pm
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killing with your car
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The penalty for absent minded driving should be tough. But there will be some lame excuse for taking this man's life. Look out wrist, here comes a slap !

KSL
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KSL 01/30/13 - 06:59 pm
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I saw it before they changed

I saw it before they changed it. I stand by my comment about the first sentence clarifying the location.

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allhans 01/30/13 - 10:16 pm
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The driver of the car ran a

The driver of the car ran a traffic signal and he wasn't charged.
Hopefully they mean not yet.

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soapy_725 01/31/13 - 08:28 am
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They maybe looking at his heart for intent.
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You know the new thing about intent rather that actually violating a law. Are you guilty of intent? Do you need time to transfer finances before we charge you with a felony? But, they are only road patrol and the obvious failing to yield the right of way is very complex.

Law enforcement is so much more than enforcing the law. Times they are a changing.

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