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Bicyclist struck, killed in car accident in North Augusta

Kristina RackleyMay 28, 2019

A North Augusta man has died after being struck by a car early Monday morning.

The victim in the accident has been identified as George Batten, 74, by the Aiken County Coroner’s Office.

The accident occurred around 7 a.m. on Bergen Road near Five Notch Road, according to Lt. Tim Thorton of North Augusta Public Safety.

Batten was pronounced dead at the scene after being struck from behind by a 2013 Kia while riding his bicycle in the 400 block of Bergen Road, according to an email from Aiken County Coroner Darryl Ables.

He died from blunt force injuries, Ables said.

“No foul play” was suspected at this time, but an investigation is ongoing, according to Thorton.

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