Coroner identifies victim in fatal I-77 crash as 29-year-old Columbia man

Updated: Feb. 3, 2018 at 11:17 AM EST
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RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS) - The Richland County Coroner has identified the person who died in a car wreck on Interstate 77 Friday afternoon.

The coroner identified the victim as Joshua Craig Weatherford, 29, of Columbia.

Weatherford lost control of his car on I-77 near the Shop Road exit and hit a guardrail. After hitting the guardrail, Weatherford then swerved back into traffic and was hit by a second vehicle. He was ejected from his car.

The coroner said Weatherford was transported to a local hospital where he later died. Autopsy results indicate he died from blunt trauma to the upper body.

Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

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