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Elderly man on Moped killed near elementary school

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(Source: Jody Barr) (Source: Jody Barr)

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a collision that left an elderly man dead near a Richland County elementary school Tuesday morning.

According to the Highway Patrol, the accident happened on Kelly Mill Road near Bridge Creek Elementary School just before 9 a.m.

Troopers say the 79-year-old Elgin man, identified by the Richland County Coroner's office as  Earnest F. Elliott, died after the three-wheeled Moped he was driving collided with a mini-van.

Investigators say Elliott was traveling south on Kelly Mill Road when, for unknown reasons, he crossed the center line and ran into the mini-van.

Elliott was not wearing a helmet and died at the scene. The coroner's office says he died of massive head trauma.

No charges have been filed.

The Richland County Coroner's Office and the Highway Patrol continue to investigate.

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