Moped driver killed after running red light

LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WIS) - A man is dead after he drove his moped through a red light and hit a pickup truck Wednesday night, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Lexington County Coroner Harry O. Harman said 28-year-old Pete Hildebran of West Columbia was driving his moped east on Platt Springs Rd. near White Knoll High School just after 9:00 p.m. when, for unknown reasons, he disregarded a red light and hit the side of a pickup truck driving north on Highway 6.

Paramedics took the Hildebran to Lexington Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. According to troopers, Hildebran was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The driver of the pickup truck was not hurt.

The accident is still under investigation.

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