Lexington

Lexington County coroner identifies man killed in collision, Monday night

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a single motor vehicle accident. It occurred in the 800 block of Haven Road at approximately 9:45 p.m., Monday. According to Fisher, Mr. Christopher Lee Oswalt, 28, of Batesburg was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained in the accident. Oswalt’s vehicle crossed the center line…

Witness said Dr. Lazzarini made admission in shooting case, according to warrant

Press conference Friday. Dr. Adam Marcus Lazzarini caused the death of William Player Holland while engaging in conduct showing reckless disregard for the safety of others. That’s the content of the warrant used by the Cayce Public Safety Department to arrest Lazzarini last Thursday. Lazzarini’s bond was set, Friday, at $250,000 on charges of involuntary manslaughter and  obstructing justice. Lazzarini,…

Springdale teacher Patti Sims reflects on 35 years, as her retirement approaches

IMG_8334 Show Caption Hide Caption IMG_8335 Show Caption Hide Caption IMG_8336 Show Caption Hide Caption IMG_8337 Show Caption Hide Caption IMG_8333 Show Caption Hide Caption Patti Sims- Karamie Sullivan photos. Springdale Elementary School teacher Patti Sims has been working in the education system for 35 years. In her career, Sims has taught first, second, and third grade. But now she…

Lexington County Sheriff’s Department investigating death of an infant

Lexington County Sheriff deputies responded to a home in the 100 block of Crimson Oak Drive Monday morning in reference to the death of an infant. According to the LCSD report, investigators are working on the case with SLED and the Lexington County Coroner’s Office. Because the investigation is ongoing, The LCSD said it has nothing more information to share…

Pedestrian dies 5 days after being struck in Lexington

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified a pedestrian who died after being struck by a vehicle. The incident took place on Burton Road, off of Glassmaster Road, at approximately 5:50 p.m. on May 2. According to Fisher, Mr. Andrian Matthew Cannon, 28, of Lexington was pronounced dead at an area hospital on Monday due to injuries sustained in the…

BC Grammar School plans 65th anniversary ceremony, seeking artifacts

Preston Deaver and Asst. Prin. Marise Shumpert of BC Grammar No. 1, with school  alumni Stuart Jones and Jennifer Boyd, and Mayor Bobby Horton.  BC Grammar School No. 1 is planning a ceremony to commemorate the school’s 65th anniversary. Two assemblies are scheduled. The first is at 10 a.m. on May 24 in the Hook Avenue school’s cafeteria/meeting space. The…

Lexington “Cops on the Coop” raises more than $12,000 for Special Olympics

Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green said he wants to thank the Lexington community for their generous support of the recent “Cops on the Coop” events. The effort raised more than $12,000 to benefit Special Olympics athletes throughout the state of South Carolina. Lexington Police Department officers, along with the help of Volunteers In Police Services (V.I.P.S.) members, were at Chick-fil-…

City report says West Columbia’s first Kinetic Derby Day was a success

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Springdale Police seek help to identify man after gas station robbery

1/3Suspect Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Suspect 1 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3Suspect’s Car Show Caption Hide Caption Suspect Springdale Police Chief Kevin Cornett is asking for the community’s help in identifying a man who is suspected in the robbery of the Quick Trip 3 Mobile Gas Station on Sunday afternoon. Officers with the Springdale Police Department responded to 3016 Platt…

Man killed in Saint Andrews Road pursuit crash is identified by coroner

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a motor vehicle collision following a police pursuit. The collision occurred in the 6000 block of Saint Andrews Road at approximately 10:50 p.m., Friday. According to Fisher, Mr. Daniel Scott Bunch, 30, of Columbia was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained when his vehicle collided…

Sixth-inning rally lifts River Bluff over Lexington in state baseball playoffs

River Bluff players celebrate. Thomas Grant photo. Special to ColaDaily from Thomas Grant Jr.  Different year, different result, in the Class 5A Lower State baseball playoffs. A year ago Sunday, Lexington defeated River Bluff in the winner’s bracket contest to advance to the Lower State final. The Wildcats would lose two straight to the Gators, who advanced to the Class…

Doctor’s wife death is suspicious, more evidence being processed, interviews conducted

Cayce DPS Chief Byron Snellgrove and Capt. Jimmy Gleaton of Cayce DPS at Friday press conference- Terry Ward photo. Dr. Adam Marcus Lazzarini, 46, was arrested Thursday in connection to a shooting incident that occurred at 256 Hunters Mill Dr. on Oct. 9, 2017. Tuesday,  Vanessa Brooke Biery, 43, was found dead in her home, at the same location, of unknown…

Chapin mother says foster children enrich her life

Photo by Karamie Sullivan. According to the S.C. Department of Social Services, more than 4,500 children in South Carolina are in the foster care system. May is national Foster Care Awareness month, and the organization uses this time to shed light on the number of foster families needed for children in the state. One Midlands couple has been fostering children…

Man dies in crash while fleeing traffic checkpoint

LCSD photo. A man was killed when his car left the road and struck a tree following a short pursuit in Irmo Friday night. The pursuit began in the Fernandina Road area after deputies said he deliberately evaded a joint public safety checkpoint made up of Lexington County deputies and troopers from the South Carolina Highway Patrol. “Instead of stopping…

Child dies after being struck by vehicle on I-20 in Lexington County

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has confirmed that the child struck by a vehicle on Interstate 20 Westbound near mile marker 57 at approximately 12:50 a.m. on April 27, 2018 has died. According to Fisher, Miss T’liyah Lebronah-Janae Bell, 5, of Aiken was pronounced dead at an area hospital on Thursday, as a result of her injuries. The vehicle in…

Man who died in 10-vehicle collision is identified by coroner

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a 10-vehicle collision. The crash occurred at approximately 11:10 a.m., Thursday on Interstate 20 westbound near mile marker 61, in Lexington County. According to Fisher, Mr. Kenneth Johnson, 59, of Great Falls was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained in the collision. Johnson’s vehicle was…

Wife of arrested Dr. Adam Lazzarini found dead, autopsy results pending

Dr. Adam Lazzarini- LCDC photo. Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has confirmed the investigation of a death that was reported on Tuesday at a residence in the 200 block of Hunters Mill Drive. According to Fisher, Mrs. Vanessa Brooke Biery, 43, was found dead in her home of unknown circumstances. Mrs. Biery’s death was reported by her husband, Dr. Adam…

Midlands high school baseball, soccer playoff scores

River Bluff’s Cameron Ferrell celebrates safely reaching second base against Dutch Fork on Thursday.  Thomas Grant Jr. photo. Special to ColaDaily from Thomas Grant Jr.  It’s deja vu’ time for River Bluff and Lexington. For the second straight year, the two teams will meet in the winner’s bracket of the Class 5A Lower State playoffs. The rematch was set up…

1 lane of I-20 opened in aftermath of 10-vehicle fatal collision

Wreck 1 Show Caption Hide Caption Wreck 2 Show Caption Hide Caption Wreck 3 Show Caption Hide Caption Wreck Show Caption Hide Caption SCHP images. After a massive collision Thursday before noon on I-20 in Lexington County, one lane of west bound I-20 is now open. One person died in the 10-vehicle crash that included two tractor-trailers and vehicle fires….

Doctor arrested in connection to 2017 Cayce shooting

Adam Marcus Lazzarini- LCDC photo.  A 46-year-old Cayce man has been arrested for his actions during a shooting incident that occurred at 256 Hunters Mill Dr. on Oct. 9, 2017. Adam Marcus Lazzarini turned himself in Thursday morning at the Lexington County Detention Center and was formally charged with Involuntary Manslaughter and Obstructing Justice. Lazzarini is a doctor, and an employee…

Multi-vehicle fatal crash blocking I-20 at mile marker 61 in Lexington County

SCDOT image. At least one person is dead and I-20 west is closed, Thursday, near mile marker 61 (at US-378-Sunset Boulevard) due to a multi-vehicle accident, with a fire. Four people were taken to the hospital. Two of those transported were in critical condition. The S.C. Department of Public Safety advises motorists to avoid the area and expect delays. The…