Coroner: 22-year-old Columbia man identified as victim of fatal crash on McCords Ferry Road

Coroner: 22-year-old Columbia man identified as victim of fatal crash on McCords Ferry Road
(Source: KLTV)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - The Richland County Coroner’s Office has identified the driver who died in a two-vehicle collision on McCords Ferry Road near Patterson Circle in Eastover on Monday night.

Jauwan Mark-Louis Roberts, 22, died as a result of blunt head trauma suffered in the crash, according to Richland County Coroner Gary Watts.

Watts noted that Roberts was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Neither the driver nor the passenger of the 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 pickup truck was wearing a seatbelt. Both were injured and taken to Prisma Health Richland Hospital.

The driver of the Chevrolet was traveling south on US 601 and Roberts was driving a 2002 Honda 2-door and was traveling north. Officials with SCHP said the crash occurred when Roberts crossed the center line and hit the driver of the pickup truck.

The collision remains under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

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