Second person dies as a result of Saturday’s I-277 crash

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the name of the second individual that has died as a result of a single-vehicle collision on I-277 at Fontaine Road, Columbia. The accident  occurred on Saturday evening at approximately 5:25 p.m.

Krystin Prince, 24, of Brook Pines Drive, Columbia, was the unrestrained driver of the vehicle and was ejected.  Prince was transported from the scene of the collision by Richland County EMS to Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital where she died Sunday at 9:30 p.m.  Her cause of death is due to blunt force trauma to the head.

Link to report of first fatality

The SC Highway Patrol continues to investigate the incident.

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