Coroner identifies bicyclist killed in I-26 accident

VIDEO: Deadly accident on I-26

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston County Coroner's Office has identified a bicyclist who was killed while riding on I-26 early Tuesday morning.

Authorities say 33-year-old of Henry Chestnut of North Charleston died at the scene from injuries he sustained in the accident at 4 a.m.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is the investigating agency.

Officials with South Carolina Highway Patrol say Chestnut was riding a bicycle on I-26 eastbound near Montague Avenue when he was hit by a car traveling in the same direction.

Troopers say the victim was not wearing a helmet.

A right, eastbound lane was closed through 7 a.m. as Highway Patrol troopers responded.

The crash was one of several accidents that forced drivers to sit through more than an hour of traffic Tuesday morning.

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