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Minor Killed in I-20 SUV Rollover Identified

11:17 AM, Jun 16, 2013   |    comments
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Lexington County, SC (WLTX)- The South Carolina Highway Patrol says one minor is dead in an accident that took place on I-20 Saturday afternoon.

The Lexington County Coroner's Office has identified the individual who was killed as Matthew Lawrence Johnson, age 16, of Columbia, SC.

According to the Highway Patrol, 39-year-old Lashonda Wood, was driving a Dodge SUV when the tire blew and vehicle overturned several times.

Highway Patrol says there were seven passengers in the vehicle, four were ejected from the vehicle. Six of the passengers were not wearing seatbelts and one minor was transported by air to the hospital.

The westbound lanes of I-20 were shut down for several hours on Saturday while emergency crews responded.

The accident remains under investigation by the Lexington County Coroner's Office and the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

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