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South Carolina man killed while driving riding mower

August 12, 2018

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man was killed when the riding lawn mower he was on was hit by a car.

Lance Cpl. Gary Miller told news outlets said a car was traveling east on Belton Honea Path Highway 6 a.m. around Sunday when it hit a riding mower stopped in the eastbound lane.

Miller said the driver and passenger in the car were injured and taken to the hospital.

Anderson County Deputy Coroner Don McCowan identified the victim as 28-year-old Jeffrey Todd Cooley of Belton. McCowan said alcohol may have played a role in the accident and authorities are awaiting toxicology results.

An investigation into the accident is continuing.

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