Coroner identifies victim in fatal motorcycle crash

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Kevin Cornell, 30, of Summerville has been identified as the person killed from a single motorcycle accident on I-26 Friday night. 

The accident occurred on I-26 West near mile marker 218 and Church Avenue around 8:45 p.m., according to spokesman Charles Francis with the Charleston Police Department. Cornell was pronounced dead at the scene. 

According to several witnesses, a group of motorcycles were traveling south across the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge and exited onto the westbound portion of I-26, prior to the collision. The motorcycles were driving aggressively and at high rates of speed, according to witnesses. 

As the motorcycle entered a curve in the roadway, the driver lost control and struck the guardrail. The driver was ejected from the motorcycle and landed in a parking lot below the elevated interstate highway, where he was pronounced. 

CPD is still investigating the accident. 

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