Victim of I-277 wreck identified by coroner

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts is releasing the name of the individual who was killed in a single-vehicle collision. The crash occurred Saturday at approximately 5:25 p.m. on I-277 at Fontaine Road, Columbia.

Kevin Anthony Jones, date of birth, 21, of Gatlin Drive, Columbia was an unrestrained rear-seat passenger who was ejected from the vehicle.   Jones was transported from the scene by Richland County EMS to Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital where he died at 6:42 p.m.  His cause of death was due to blunt force trauma to the head.

The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.

 

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