Motorcyclist, 26, killed in Lexington County crash

A motorcyclist was killed in a Thursday morning crash that closed part of Two Notch Road for hours, according to officials.

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher identified the victim as 26-year-old Joshua Ryan Brazell of Lexington.

The deadly crash happened just before 7 a.m. on Two Notch Road near San Palo Court, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

Brazell was traveling west on Two Notch Road when a vehicle turned left in front of him, causing his motorcycle to crash into the car, Fisher said. Brazell, who was wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle Brazell hit was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Fisher said.

There were 53 traffic deaths in Lexington County this year as of Monday, according to numbers released earlier this week by the S.C. Department of Public Safety. That’s up from 39 at the same time last year and makes Lexington County the second highest in the state behind Spartanburg County, which currently has 60 traffic fatalities.

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