Ride to benefit Richland County deputy's daughters

October 19, 2013 

Richland County Sheriff's Department patrol car lights


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott is organizing a motorcycle ride to help the family of a deputy and his wife who died in a wreck.

The Richland Sheriff's Department is holding a memorial ride on Saturday in memory of Derek ElDada and his wife, Leigh.

The couple was on their Harley-Davidson when they were hit June 19 by a Chevrolet Malibu that crossed the center line of Highway 391 after running off the right side of the road.

Saturday's ride starts at the Richland County Sheriff's Department and wraps up at the Harley-Davidson dealership in Elgin. The event is free, but Lott says donations will be accepted.

In August, deputies held a yard sale to benefit ElDada's family.

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