Wednesday, July 23rd

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UPDATED: Accident on Highway 76 leaves one dead

A Joanna man was killed on Thursday night in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 76 East near Bethlehem Church Road.

According to CPL Bill Rhy of the SCHP, the accident occurred at approximately 8:23pm. The victim was driving a moped and not wearing a helmet. He was transported by EMS to the Laurens County Memorial Hospital.

The second vehicle was a Ford Explorer with two occupants. No one in that vehicle was injured.

The victim was John David Whitney, age 52, 107 South Ellis Street Apt. A, Joanna. According to the Laurens County Coroner's office, the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head and chest.   

The accident is currently under investigation by the SCHP.

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