Columbia Police investigate fatal collision involving City of Columbia employee
According to Richland County Coroner Gary Watts, 48-year-old Arthur Dewayne Strudwick died from blunt force trauma to the upper body as a result of the collision. Strudwick was a City of Columbia employee. He was an assistant superintendent for the city.
Traffic Safety officers believe Strudwick lost control of the 2017 Chevy Silverado and struck a tree after the vehicle left the road.
Strudwick was taken to a local hospital where medical staff pronounced him deceased.
CPD officers are working to determine the exact cause of the collision, but it’s believed that weather was a contributing factor.