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Victim in fatal Folly Road moped accident identified

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JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) -

A 28-year-old Charleston woman was killed in a moped accident on Folly Road Monday.

Christine Piontek died Monday evening as a result of the crash, Charleston County Deputy Coroner Sheila Williams said.

Deputies say a moped carrying two people was traveling north when it ran off the road and hit a blue Charleston County recycling bin. Piontek was a passenger on the moped, according to Williams.

"Both riders were ejected from the moped and sustained injuries," a statement from the sheriff's office reads. "They both were transported to Medical University of South Carolina, where one of the riders later died."

The 1700 block of Folly Road was blocked off for several hours as investigators processed the scene of the accident. 

The accident remains under investigation.

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