Coroner identifies person found dead in I-77 median 8 hours after crash

Updated: May. 7, 2021 at 11:27 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - The Richland County Coroner’s Office has identified the person who was found dead following a two-vehicle collision on Interstate 77 in northeast Richland County.

The crash occurred shortly after 2 a.m. Thursday near mile marker 19, which is close to Farrow Road.

Officials say the driver of a 2007 Chevy Trailblazer was traveling north on I-77 when the SUV struck the median, returned to the roadway, then struck the rear end of a Nissan.

The driver of the Trailblazer, 32-year-old Deshane T. Brown, was found deceased in the median on I-77 hours after the crash.

Department of Transportation officials found Brown’s body around 10:30 a.m. Officials have not said how Brown came to be in the median.

The driver of the Nissan was transported from the scene to an area hospital. Their condition is unknown at this time.

“We are working with the South Carolina Highway Patrol to fully investigate this matter,” Richland County Coroner Naida Rutherford said.

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