Coroner identifies drivers involved in fatal collision at intersection of I-26, I-77
Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individuals who died due to a motor vehicle collision that occurred Monday at approximately 7:20 a.m., where I-26 eastbound and I-77 northbound converge.
According to Fisher, Mr. John L. McCravy, 79, of Columbia was traveling in the wrong direction on I-77 when he collided head-on with another vehicle. McCravy was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
The driver of the other vehicle, Ms. Ann-Marie S. Vargas-Kincade, 42, of West Columbia was pronounced dead at the scene. Both were wearing seat belts at the time of the collision.
An investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol is ongoing.