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Lexington, SC (WLTX) - Governor Nikki Haley has appointed William "Earl" Wells as the new coroner for Lexington County.

Haley made the announcement late Tuesday afternoon.

Wells succeeds Harry Harman, who died April 18th, succumbing to injuries received in a 2013 car crash. Harman had been coroner of Lexington County for 37 years.

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Wells will serve as coroner until the next general election.

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