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Richland County Coroner Gary Watts is released the names of the individuals who died Sunday due to a vehicle collision. At just after 2 a.m., Columbia/Richland Fire, EMS, and South Carolina Highway Patrol responded to a single vehicle collision at the 9000 block of Two Notch Road in Columbia.

Nelson Spain Jr., 23, of Pine Plain Road, Swansea, died as a result of blunt chest and abdominal trauma and was an unrestrained backseat passenger. Darrius Pringle, 22, of Kings Court, Columbia, died as a result of blunt force trauma to the abdomen. Tomas Walker, 22, of Burns Drive, Swansea, died as a result of blunt head trauma.

These are the results of autopsies which were performed on each individual. The 2004 Dodge Ram Crew Cab was northbound on Two Notch Road when it crashed into multiple trees coming to a stop on the edge of the wood line. All occupants were pronounced dead at the scene.

The Richland County Coroner’s Office and the South Carolina Highway Patrol continue to investigate this incident.

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