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Motorcyclist dead following accident in Dorchester County

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DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A 34-year-old Cross man is dead following an accident this past weekend involving a motorcycle and a pick up truck in Dorchester County. 

The Dorchester County Coroner's Office said Christopher Howard died on Sunday from blunt force chest trauma. 

The South Carolina Highway Patrol says the accident happened on SC 27 heading towards I-26 from Highway 78. 

Howard, who was driving a motorcycle, attempted to pass a truck which was pulling a trailer, according to SCHP officials. 

A report states Howard noticed on-coming traffic and attempted to merge back into his lane but struck the trailer. 

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