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Man arrested after fatal moped crash on Farrow Road and 277 headed into Columbia

A 37-year-old male suspect was arrested on the scene soon after the fatal accident according to police.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Two men are dead and another is charged after a fatal moped collision at Farrow Road and 277 Thursday night, according to Columbia Police.

Police say both 37-year-old Johnathan Gajadhar and ta moped were driving southbound on Farrow Road when Gajadhar rear-ended the moped.

Both men on the moped were ejected, causing critical, life-threatening injuries. The male victims were pronounced deceased at the scene, according to investigators.

During the investigation, police say they learned Gajadhar driver’s license had been suspended as a result of previous DUI and driving under suspension convictions.  

Gajadhar is accused of being intoxicated and speeding when he rear-ended the moped. He is charged with felony DUI involving death.  

The accident remains under investigation by Columbia Police Traffic Safety Unit and the Richland County Coroner.

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