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Richland County, SC (WLTX) - One person is dead following a collision on Interstate 20 in Richland County Friday morning.

The collision took place around 7 a.m. in the westbound lanes at mile marker 69, about a mile from the Fairfield Road exit.

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said 52 year old Lamont Hampton died when his car was struck from behind and knocked off the roadway, causing him to hit a tree.

He died at the scene from multiple trauma.

The Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.

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