One dead after Columbia car crash

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Published: Nov. 4, 2023 at 11:44 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - The Columbia Police Department is investigating a “serious” two-car crash that happened on Saturday night, leaving one driver dead.

The collision happened at the intersection of Assembly and Laurel Streets in downtown Columbia at around 9 P.M.

According to preliminary information from the department’s Traffic Safety Unit, one driver was seen by witnesses speeding and running a red light.

That driver then hit another car, and caused it to overturn and crash into a building.

The two passengers in that car were hurt, but are expected to be okay, police said.

The area was closed following the incident on Saturday night, while the Traffic Safety Unit investigated.

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