Coroner identifies man killed in Columbia motorcycle accident

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts released the name of the individual who died as a result of being involved in a single-vehicle collision Wednesday at 7:31 p.m. on I-77 at the exit ramp to SC Highway 12, Columbia.

Charles A. Altman, 26, of Blackville Road, Gaston was the driver of a motorcycle that left the road and struck a tree.  Altman was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.  He died at the scene.  An autopsy conducted Thursday morning indicated that the cause of death was due to blunt trauma to the chest.

The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.

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