Coroner Identifies Passenger Killed in I-277 Wreck

RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WOLO)-  One person is dead after a car overturned on Interstate 277 Saturday evening.

Four people were inside a Honda SUV when it crashed near Fontaine Road at 5:25p.m.

Troopers say the driver of the Honda was traveling inbound on I-277 when it left the right side of the roadway and overturned several times, causing the driver and the rear-seat passenger to be ejected.

The driver and the rear-seat passenger were transported to Palmetto Health Richland with life threatening injuries.

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts says, Kevin Anthony Jones,21, was the rear-seat passenger who died from blunt force trauma to the head.

Troopers say Jones and the driver were not wearing seat belts. However the other two passengers were and suffered minor injuries.

The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.

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