Woman who was hit on I-26 Identified by coroner

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the name of a pedestrian who died Tuesday. The woman was struck by a vehicle at approximately 2:05 a.m. on Interstate 26 westbound at Exit 101, Columbia.

Christina D. Hickey, 41, of Broken Hill Road, Columbia, was transported from the scene by Richland County EMS and taken to Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital where she died at 3:01 a.m.  An autopsy indicated that the cause of death was due to blunt trauma to the upper torso.

The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.

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