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Highway Patrol investigating 2 deadly crashes

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The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating two deadly crashes in the Midlands Saturday.

The first occurred at about 4:30 a.m. Saturday in Clarendon County. Troopers say a driver from Eastover lost control of his car at the intersection of Georgia Pacific and Trinity Church Roads and hit a culvert.

The driver and a passenger were taken to the hospital.  A second passenger died.  The victim's names have not been released yet.

And at about 11:30 Saturday morning in Lee County, troopers say a pickup truck heading north on Joe Dority Rd. rear-ended a bicyclist.  The bicycle was thrown into a ditch.

Troopers say the person riding the bicycle died. The Lee County Coroner has not released the victim's name.

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