COLUMBIA, S.C. — One person is dead after an accident in the Hopkins area of Richland County Wednesday afternoon.
According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the accident happened a little after 1 p.m. Wednesday. A 2002 Jeep Cherokee was traveling west on Weston Road when it went off the right side of the road, over corrected, then ran off the left side of the road, over corrected and rolled over ejecting the driver and the passenger.
The driver was transported to the hospital. The passenger, Grace Page, 20 of Columbia, was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy revealed the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head. Officials say neither were wearing seat belts.
Richland County Coroner’s Office and the South Carolina Highway Patrol continue to investigate this incident.