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Chester County man killed in Lancaster crash near York County line and Catawba River

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A Chester County man has died in a crash in Lancaster County near the Catawba River, officials said.

The two-vehicle crash happened around 4 p.m. on S.C. 5 near the York County line, according to S.C. Highway Patrol.

Lancaster County Coroner”s Office officials identified the man who was killed as Mark Sikes, 52, of Fort Lawn.

The Lancaster County Coroner’s Office said the crash happened at the intersection of Highway 5 and Steel Hill Road in Lancaster just before 3:30 p.m. involving a van and truck.

Darren Player, Lancaster County Emergency Management director, and Russell Rogers, Lancaster County Fire & Rescue director, said emergency officials responded to the scene to handle the wreck and traffic.

The crash backed up traffic on both sides of the river and forced a detour. Traffic on the Lancaster County side of the river near the scene at Riverside Drive has been diverted to Steele Hill Road, officials said.

The crash happened during a storm Friday afternoon but officials have not said the wreck was weather-related.

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