One Dead in Accident in Northern Richland County

The collision happened on Screaming Eagle Road.

Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- Officers say a man is dead following a car accident in  northeast Richland County.

The Columbia Police Department says the collision happened on the 1400 block of Screaming Eagle Road just before 5 a.m. Thursday.

The coroner has identified the victim as 33-year-old James Michael Brantley of Lugoff.

According to officers, Brantley was driving down the road when he lost control of the car. He then overcorrected, causing him to drive over to the opposite side of Screaming Eagle where the vehicle left the road and hit a tree.

The collision remains under investigation. 



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