Coroner identifies victim of deadly two-vehicle collision in Richland County

Updated: Jun. 17, 2020 at 5:43 PM EDT
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RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. (WIS) - The victim who died in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 176 has now been identified.

The Richland County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as 23-year-old Justice Scipio. According to the autopsy results, Scipio died of blunt force trauma suffered in the collision.

The accident took place around 3:30 a.m. on Monday morning near the intersection of Pearl Street.

Officials say Scipio was traveling east in a 2014 Ford sedan on Highway 176 when the vehicle crossed the center line and struck a 2014 Hyundai Sedan head-on.

Scipio was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver of the Hyundai Sedan was transported from the scene by EMS to Prisma Health Richland with non-life-threatening injures.

SCHP and the coroner’s office are continuing to investigate this crash

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