Friday, March 1, 2013
The coroner's office says the woman was black, between 20 and 35 years old and about 5 feet 8 inches tall.
The woman whose body was found Thursday when firefighters responded to a brush fire in Northeast Columbia was 21 weeks pregnant, according to the Richland County Coroner's Office. An autopsy shows that the woman died from a gunshot wound and was then set on fire, Coroner Gary Watts said. Firefighters were called to the fire in the 3200 block of Screaming Eagle Road around 2 p.m. Thursday. The black female was between 20 and 35 years old, Watts said. She was about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighed between 120 and 135 pounds. Anyone with information concerning the identity of the victim is asked to call the Richland County Coroner's Office at 803-576-1799. Anyone with information concerning the crime is asked to call the Richland County …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
A Columbia man has been identified in the crash on Interstate 20.
A Columbia man has been identified as the driver of the vehicle involved in a tractor trailer collision on Interstate 20. Michael Simpson, 29, of Columbia, was the driver of the 2006 Nissan that was involved in a crash on the eastbound lane of I-20 near I-77 on July 1, Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said in a release. Watts said the vehicle struck the rear end of the tractor trailer at a high rate of speed. According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, a Volkswagon that was driving behind the Nissan hit Simpson who was ejected from the vehicle. The driver of the Volkswagon stopped for a short time but then left the scene. Simpson died at the scene, Watts said. The South Carolina Highway Patrol continues to investigate.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
A 59-year-old Blythewood man was identified as the pedestrian that died Wednesday after being struck by three vehicles.
The name of the pedestrian killed after being struck by three vehicles on I-20 Wednesday has been released. John W. Davis, 59, of Blythewood, was struck by multiple vehicles while walking in the road, Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said in a release Thursday. Davis died at the scene, Watts said. Davis' disabled vehicle was found a half-mile away on the eastbound side of I-20, Watts said, possibly explaining why he was in the road. Davis was walking in the second lane on I-20 west between Farrow Road and U.S. 21 when he was struck by three vehicles, S.C. Highway Patrol troopers said. The three vehicles were traveling close behind each other on the interstate, troopers said. The first vehicle, driven by Kimberly Wiggins, 48, struck …