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One dead after Ravenel Bridge accident involving moped

Source: SCDOT Source: SCDOT
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) -

A man that was involved in an accident on the Arthur Ravenel Bridge Friday night has been confirmed dead.

Nicholas Weiler, 37, died on-scene from blunt force trauma, according to Charleston County Coroner Bobbi O'Neal.

Weiler's moped was involved in a motor vehicle collision late Friday night. Weiler's moped was traveling southbound on the bridge, when it was struck from behind by another vehicle, police say.

The Mount Pleasant Police Department is currently investigating the accident. 

Authorities shut down all southbound lanes of the Ravenel bridge Friday night following the accident. Police advised motorists to use I-526, due to the lane closures.

Motorists reported that they were directed to turn around, using a lane reversal, and drive back into Mount Pleasant as road crews worked the incident scene.  

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