Coroner identifies motorcyclist killed in I-26 crash

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston County Coroner’s Office has identified the motorcyclist killed in a crash Friday night on I-26.

Kevin Cornell, 30, of Summerville, died at the scene of the crash on I-26 West near mile marker 218, according to Deputy Coroner Anita Hasert.

At approximately 8:45 p.m., the Charleston Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team responded to the collision, according to Charleston Police spokesperson Charles Francis.

Witnesses told police a group of motorcycles were traveling south across the Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge and exited onto the westbound portion of I-26 prior to the collision, according to Charleston Police spokesperson Francis.

The motorcycles were driving aggressively and at high rates of speed, witnesses said. As the motorcycle entered a curve in the roadway, the driver lost control and struck the guardrail.

The driver was ejected from the motorcycle and landed in a parking lot below the elevated interstate highway where he was pronounced deceased, Francis said.

Police continue to investigate the incident.

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