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.