Police report pedestrian dies after being hit by vehicle Tuesday night

The Columbia Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit is investigating a fatal collision involving a pedestrian that occurred Tuesday night.

Officers responded to the 7300 block of Garners Ferry Road shortly after 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. Preliminary information indicates that a female pedestrian, identified by Richland County Coroner Gary Watts as 58-year-old Patricia Frickey, died as a result of multiple blunt force trauma.

Police said they believe Frickey was unlawfully crossing the road when she was struck by a car that was traveling east on Garners Ferry Road.

The female driver stopped after the impact and spoke with law enforcement on the scene. There were no signs of impairment on behalf of the pedestrian or driver.

Categories: Columbia, Richland County

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