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Motorcyclist killed in accident on Interstate 20 identified

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LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WIS) -

The Lexington County Coroner's Office has identified the motorcyclist who was killed early Thursday morning in a traffic accident that shut down Interstate 20.

Coroner Earl Wells says 58-year-old Russell Gerald Johnson died of injuries sustained in the accident.

South Carolina Highway Patrol L. Cpl. David Jones says Johnson died after losing control of his motorcycle and hitting a guardrail around 7:15 a.m.

Johnson was wearing a helmet.

Large parts of I-20 were closed for a short time while troopers investigated and cleaned up the scene.

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