Aiken motorcycle victim identified

Friday, March 15, 2013 7:29 AM
Last updated 7:45 PM
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A motorcyclist died Thursday night after she was thrown from her bike and hit by two vehicles.

She was identified as Rachel Baker, 24, of North Augusta, said Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton.

South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Judd Jones said the 2007 Kawasaki was on U.S. Highway 1 near Aiken Technical College about 8 p.m. when Baker swerved to avoid an animal, lost control and was thrown off.

A 1999 Ford pickup and a 2004 Ford sport utility vehicle hit Baker in the road. She was pronounced dead at the scene from body trauma.

The incident remains under investigation by the highway patrol.

Hers was Aiken County’s seventh traffic fatality of the year.

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rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 03/15/13 - 10:10 am
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God bless
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the man's soul and help those in the vehicles involved.

Farmboy
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Farmboy 03/15/13 - 12:58 pm
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Very sad news

Prayers to the family.

storiesihaveread
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storiesihaveread 03/15/13 - 01:15 pm
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Prayers to the family

Such a young age.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 03/15/13 - 05:04 pm
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God bless
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Ms. Baker's soul.

curly123053
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curly123053 03/15/13 - 05:13 pm
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Praying For The Family

Sad to hear...Prayers to her family.

commonsense-is-endangere
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commonsense-is-endangere 03/15/13 - 07:12 pm
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RIP. Bikers stop tailgating

RIP. Bikers stop tailgating and install or keep the mufflers on. Getting tired of the noise.

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CobaltGeorge 03/16/13 - 08:15 am
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commonsense-is-endangere

You have to be one cold human if that is the only feelings you have on this tragedy.

Her life was taken by saving an animal. All indications, see wasn't speeding or intoxicated. She has left great sorrow in many in her life no matter how loud her mufflers were.

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