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Marion County Deputy who killed moped driver had suspended license


MARION, S.C. (AP) -- The Marion County sheriff says one of his deputies who hit and killed a moped driver while responding to a call has resigned because he was driving on a suspended license.


Sheriff Mark Richardson said deputy Damien Ellison's license was suspended in February after he failed to pay a speeding ticket in another county.


Richardson says he checks his deputy's driving record once a year and Ellison's record was clear last August.


Ellison resigned on Thursday. He had been on unpaid leave since hitting 68-year-old moped driver Kenneth Killingsworth on U.S. 76 in Mullins on June 18.


Authorities say Ellison was responding to assist a trooper on a call and the camera in his patrol car was not working.


Florence County deputies are still investigating the wreck.

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