Coroner identifies person killed in Richland County motorcycle crash as 54-year-old Columbia man

One person killed in Richland County crash

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The Richland County Coroner has identified the victim who died in a motorcycle crash Wednesday night as a 54-year-old man from Columbia.

Thomas H. Blalock was operating a motorcycle that lost control and went off the roadway around 7 p.m. on Meadowood Road near Pine Hill Road. He was thrown from the bike.

Blalock was transported to the hospital where he died from his injuries. Officials say he was not wearing a helmet. Autopsy results say his cause of death was due to blunt force trauma to the head and chest.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating.

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