Coroner identifies Eastover man hit by vehicle Friday, who died Saturday

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the name of the individual who died as a result of being struck by a vehicle on Friday at approximately 8 p.m.. The incident occurred in the 7000 block of Garners Ferry Road, Columbia.

Al Rogers Higgins, 51, of Reese Road, Eastover, was struck by a vehicle as he was attempting to cross the road. Higgins was transported from the scene by Richland County EMS to Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital. He died Saturday morning at 6:36 a.m.  An autopsy showed his cause of death was due to blunt trauma of the torso and head.

The Columbia Police Department is investigating the incident.

 

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