Richland Co. Coroner identifies second victim of fatal I-77 crash near Blythewood Road

Richland Co. Coroner identifies second victim of fatal I-77 crash near Blythewood Road
The interstate was closed for about nine hours as police investigated and cleared the scene.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - The second victim involved in a deadly crash on I-77 in Blythewood has now been identified by the Richland County Coroner.

Fatal Crash on I-77 (source: WIS)
Fatal Crash on I-77 (source: WIS)

According to Richland County Coroner Gary Watts, 40-year-old Tyrone Fogle of Columbia died as a result of being hit by a vehicle on I-77. Autopsy results determined Fogle died of multiple blunt force injuries to the head and body due to being struck by a motor vehicle.

Earlier on Friday, Watts announced Manuel V. Ito, of Hephzibah, Georgia, died at the scene from multiple blunt force injuries to the head and body due to being struck by a motor vehicle.

The incident occurred around 2 a.m. Friday morning, involving four vehicles: a 2007 Chevy Suburban, a Hyundai, a Chevy SUV and a Honda.

Officials said all vehicles were traveling south when the driver of the Chevy Suburban and the Hyundai collided. The driver of the Chevy Suburban pulled onto the shoulder of the road and the driver of the Hyundai exited their vehicle and stood in the road.

The driver of the Hyundai was then hit by the driver of the the Chevy SUV and died at the scene. The driver of the Chevy SUV exited their vehicle and stood in the road and was subsequently hit by the driver of a Honda and died at the scene.

The driver of the Honda drove off the road and their car turned over.

I-77 was closed for about nine hours but has since reopened.

The Richland County Coroner’s Office and the SC Highway Patrol are investigating the incident.

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