Coroner releases name of man killed in crash

Published: Nov. 10, 2012 at 2:59 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 20, 2012 at 2:59 PM EST
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RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS) - The Richland County Coroner has released the name of a Columbia man who died after his pickup truck crashed into a tree Saturday morning.

Coroner Gary Watts said 32-year-old Brian Martin died in surgery about two hours after the crash on North Trenhom Ext. near Dawson Rd.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol said Martin was driving north on North Trenholm Ext.  when he lost control of his pickup at about 2:13 a.m. Saturday and hit a tree. After impact, the pickup overturned.

Watts said Martin's pickup was traveling at a high rate of speed before the crash.

Troopers reported Martin was not wearing a seat belt.  They continue to investigate the crash.

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