Bicyclist was hit by one car and pinned under another in deadly SC crash, coroner says

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A bicyclist died after being hit by two cars in Aiken on Monday — the second deadly crash involving a bicyclist in Aiken County in less than a week.

The crash happened around 8:30 p.m. Monday on York Street near Rutland Drive in Aiken, according to a release from the Aiken Department of Public Safety.

A bicyclist was hit and killed by a vehicle that was traveling south on York Street, police said. The driver remained on scene after the crash.

Aiken County Coroner Darryl Ables identified the victim as 56-year-old James Hicks, of Aiken.

Hicks was trying to cross York Street when he was hit by a southbound vehicle, which threw him into the northbound lanes, where he was hit by a vehicle traveling north, Ables said. Hicks was trapped under the second vehicle and died at the scene from blunt force injuries, Ables said. Toxicology is pending.

This was the second deadly crash involving a bicyclist in Aiken County in as many days. A 7-year-old boy died after being hit by a car while riding bicycles with his brother in Warrenville on Saturday night. No charges were filed in that crash.

Teddy Kulmala covers breaking news for The State and covered crime and courts for seven years in Columbia, Rock Hill, Aiken and Lumberton, N.C. He graduated from Clemson University and grew up in Barnwell County.