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Charleston Police investigating deadly accident on Hwy 17 near Ashley Town Center Dr

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Charleston Police Department patrol car (File)

The Charleston Police Department is investigating a deadly collision between a motorcycle and a Toyota SUV on U.S. Hwy. 17 near Ashley Town Center Drive in West Ashley.

Police say the motorcyclist was going north on Savannah Highway and collided with Toyota, which was turning left at an intersection. They say the motorcyclist tried to avoid the SUV, but was unsuccessful and struck the rear passenger side.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead on the scene.

The road was closed from about 1:15 p.m. until 4 p.m., according to authorities.

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