Retired Aiken County deputy killed in motorcycle crash

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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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david jennings
david jennings 10/16/11 - 11:20 am
My prayers to the family.

My prayers to the family. I've known Bussell for a long time and he has been riding most of his life.I don't know what happened but I do know he was very responsible and saftey minded. I also would be very surprised if anything positive is found in toxicology.

Willow Bailey
Willow Bailey 10/16/11 - 02:57 pm
My condolences to his family.

My condolences to his family. I do hope we can get an update on this story. The facts surrounding the accident may help prevent other deaths.

REDRIDER 10/17/11 - 06:45 am
RIP Butterbean You will be

RIP Butterbean You will be missed.

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