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Richland County Coroner Gary Watts released the name of the individual who died Friday after being involved in a two-vehicle collision at 12:45 p.m. The incident occurred at the intersection of Clemson Road and Ricky Road in Columbia.

Michael S. Smith, 65, of Bridgecreek Drive, Columbia, was the driver of a motorcycle that was involved in a collision with another vehicle.

Smith was transported from the scene by Richland County EMS and taken to Prisma Health Richland Memorial Hospital where he died at 1:46 p.m. An autopsy indicated the cause of death was due to blunt trauma of the torso.

The Richland County Coroner’s Office and the SC Highway Patrol are investigating the incident.

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