SCHP: Incident that killed motorcyclist was not a hit-and-run

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Officials with the South Carolina Highway Patrol say an incident that took the life of a motorcyclist was not a hit-and-run as originally reported by investigators.

SCHP released a statement Thursday night regarding a Dec. 10 incident on Dorchester Road and Lincoln Boulevard near Summerville where investigators stated they believed an accident that killed a 51-year-old man was a hit-and-run.

Sgt. Bob Beres with SCHP says after local media had posted information on the incident, authorities received several phone calls from independent witnesses who stated that the accident was not a hit-and-run.

The incident is now being investigated as a single motorcycle accident.

The Dorchester County Coroner identified the victim as 51-year-old Lt. Col. James Michael Ball.

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