Coroner Names Person Killed in Fatal Highway 277 Crash

One person was killed in a crash on Highway 277.

RICHLAND COUNTY, SC - (WLTX) -- The Richland County Coroner's Office has identified the person who was fatally injured in a vehicle crash Saturday. 

Officials say 21-year-old Kevin Jones was the unrestrained rear-seat passenger who ejected from the vehicle. Jones, who is from Columbia, was transported to a local hospital and died just before 6:45 p.m. The cause of death is blunt force trauma to the head.

The crash happened at 5:25 p.m. on Highway 277 at Fontaine Road. This single-vehicle collision remains under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

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