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Photos show force, destruction of crash involving Harry Harman

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Harry Harman's Mercury Mountaineer (Source: SCHP) Harry Harman's Mercury Mountaineer (Source: SCHP)
Lexington County Coroner Harry Harman Lexington County Coroner Harry Harman
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

Images released by the South Carolina Highway Patrol due to a Freedom of Information Act show the horrific crash that seriously injured Lexington County Coroner Harry Harman.

The 77-year-old Harman was involved in the accident on Feb. 23 after attending a funeral visitation at Southland Memorial Gardens.

The Highway Patrol says Harman's vehicle ran off the road at about 7:15 p.m. and crashed into a parked cargo trailer. Investigators say low visibility due to fog caused Harman to go off the road.

Photos from the scene show Harman's Mercury Mountaineer SUV hit a curb on Commerce Drive and drove straight into the trailer.

The photos also show the destruction and force of the accident. The driver's side of the car is almost caved in due to the impact with the corner of the trailer.  

Investigators estimate Harman's vehicle was going about 35 miles per hour at the time of the crash.

Troopers say Harman had to be extracted from the vehicle in order to receive further medical attention. He was immediately taken to Palmetto Health Richland's trauma unit.

In a statement released Wednesday, Harman's family said he remains at the hospital. Officials called his injuries from the crash "incapacitating".

Chief Deputy Coroner Randy Martin is filling in for Harman and is in contact with him regularly.  Martin said his office has no reason to believe that Harman will not return to work.

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