Sheriff asks for prayers for family, colleagues of deputy killed in motorcycle wreck


WARRENVILLE, S.C. (WJBF) – A South Carolina sheriff is asking the public to keep the family of a deputy killed in a motorcycle wreck Wednesday, as well as other members of the Sheriff’s Office, in their prayers.

Kelsi Payton Padgett, 25, had been a deputy in Aiken County, South Carolina, for two years. She was off-duty at the time of the fatal wreck.

She was found in some woods near an intersection by searchers after being reported missing about 2 p.m. Wednesday.

No other vehicles appear to have been involved in the wreck, deputies said.




WARRENVILLE, S.C. (WJBF) – An Aiken County deputy is dead after an apparent crash.

The deputy was reported missing around 2 p.m. Wednesday. A search followed in the Warrenville area.

Around 9:20 p.m. Wednesday, the deputy was found in the woods near the intersection of Pine Log Road and Huber Clay Road.

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office says the deputy appears to have been in a single vehicle crash on a motorcycle.

Sheriff Michael Hunt is asking for the community to keep the family and the members of the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office in their thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

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