LEXINGTON COUNTY, S.C. — A Columbia woman is dead after a freak accident in Lexington County on Thursday.
Pamela Adams Powell, 49, of Columbia was traveling at a slow rate of speed due to traffic on I-20 Westbound when a tree fell on her vehicle around 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, according to Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher.
Powell was transported to an area hospital, where she was pronounced dead a short time later due to her injuries, officials say.
Powell was wearing a seat belt when the incident occurred.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated the accident.