Vehicle collision claims life on Alpine Road

One person is dead after a two-car collision on Alpine Road in Richland County, Thursday.

According to Lance Cpl. David Jones of the S.C. Highway Patrol, the driver of a 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe was killed. The driver of the Tahoe, Jones said, ran off the road and hit a guard rail. The vehicle then came back on the road, and hit a 2004 Ford van.

The driver of the Tahoe was ejected. The driver was taken to the hospital, and pronounced dead. The driver was not wearing a seatbelt according to Jones. The accident occurred around 7:05 p.m.

A woman, driving the van was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The name of the deceased has not been released by the Richland County Coroner’s Office.

The accident remains under investigation by the S.C. Highway Patrol.