In a single 24-hour period, two men were killed in the tri-county area in separate motorcycle wrecks.
On Friday night, Antinae Dontrell Isaac, 27, of Inman, died when he crashed into a telephone pole in the 1800 block of West Oakland Avenue.
Then on Saturday morning, Frederick Nacovitch, 55, of Sumter, was struck and killed by an SUV on U.S. 15 in Clarendon County.
Isaac was reportedly visiting family in Sumter when he reportedly struck the pole at a high rate of speed at 8:20 p.m. on Friday. Sumter County Coroner Harvin Bullock said Isaac died from severe trauma and multiple blunt-force injuries.
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He was pronounced dead at the scene. Bullock said it did not appear he was wearing a helmet at the time.
Fifteen hours later, Nacovitch was reportedly traveling southbound on U.S. 15 near Frank Rhames Road near Silver when a 2003 Cadillac SUV reportedly crossed over the center line at 11:30 a.m., striking and killing Nacovitch.
After striking Nacovitch, the Cadillac reportedly continued into a ditch and overturned. The driver, a 46-year-old woman, was transported to Clarendon Memorial Hospital. A young girl who was also in the car was reportedly uninjured, according to Highway Patrol.
Clarendon County Coroner Hayes Samuels said Nacovitch suffered "multiple injuries" and pronounced him dead at the scene. Nacovitch was wearing a helmet.
Highway Patrol responded to the scene. First Sgt. B.K. Floyd, post commander of the Sumter/Clarendon area, said the reason the Cadillac left its lane and struck Nacovitch is not yet known. Highway Patrol's Multi-Disciplinary Accident Investigation Team is investigating the incident, Floyd said.