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Edgefield County Man Killed in Accident on Hwy 19

Benjamin “Peanut” Riley, 60, from Edgefield was killed Thursday evening, Dec. 20, at approximately 6 p.m. in a vehicle accident on Hwy 19 in Aiken County.

According to the SC Highway Patrol, Mr. Riley was driving a 2010 Chevy 4-door vehicle when he pulled out from a business near Hwy 191 and Hwy 19.  His vehicle was struck by an on-coming 2012 tractor-trailer traveling south.

Mr. Riley was transported to Aiken Regional Medical Centers, but died of blunt force trauma according to Aiken County Coroner, Tim Carlton.  The driver of the tractor-trailer was unhurt in the accident.