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Elgin couple killed in motorcycle accident Thursday morning

Officials say the couple was thrown from the motorcycle after being struck from behind.
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LUGOFF, S.C. — An Elgin couple was killed in a motorcycle accident in Kershaw County on Thursday morning.

Ned Ernest Wymer, 72, and Barbara Wymer, 71, of Elgin, were killed after their motorcycle was struck by a car from the rear, according to the Kershaw County Coroner's Office.

The accident happened around 9:10 a.m. Thursday on Highway 1 South near Longtown Road in Lugoff. Officials say both Ned, who was driving the motorcycle, and his wife Barbara thrown from the motorcycle. 

Ned Wymer was rushed to a local hospital, but died from his injuries a short time later. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Kershaw Health.

Barbara was flown to Prisma Health Richland. She was pronounced dead at 4:32 p.m. Thursday from her injuries.

The driver of the car was also transported to a local hospital with non life threatening injuries.