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Dad Killed While Walking Alongside Bike-Riding Son

PICKENS, S.C. (AP) _ A father walking alongside his 12-year-old son as he rode his bike in Pickens County has been struck and killed by an SUV. Authorities said 38-year-old Michael Cummings died a short time after he was struck around 6:15 p.m. Friday on a rural road about six miles north of Pickens.

Kershaw Deputies Investigate Shooting

At approximately 2:30 am Sunday morning Kershaw County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene of a shooting in the Lugoff community. One individual had been shot three times and died as a result of those injuries. Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews says that deputies were dispatched to a residence located at 63 Trinity School Rd. in Lugoff, SC following reports of a shooting.

Deer Related Collisions Rise

Nationally, this is the third year in a row accidents involving deer have gone down but that's not the case here in the Palmetto State. Insurance companies and auto repair shops say they've seen a slight rise in the number of deer related crashes happening along South Carolina roads.

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