Columbia, SC (WLTX) One person is dead after a two car accident on I-26 near I-77.

Lance Cpl. Sonny Collins with Highway Patrol says that a little before 5 PM two cars, Chevy Malibu and a Chevy Blazer, were traveling eastbound on I-26. According to Highway Patrol the Chevy Malibu's driver made an improper lane change causing both cars to run off the road and into a guard rail.

The driver of the Malibu was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver of the Blazer was transported to a local hospital. The driver of the Blazer was wearing a seatbelt.

The accident remains under investigation.