Man Dead in Collision in Richland County

1:56 PM, Mar 25, 2013   |    comments
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Richland County, SC (WLTX) - Richland County deputies say one person is dead and another is in critical condition after a car crash Sunday morning.

The incident took place around 5 a.m. in the 1000 block of Veterans Road, which is near the Dorn VA Medical Center on the southeast side of Columbia.

Coroner Gary Watts says the car was traveling at a high rate of speed when it ran off the roadway and struck a tree.  The passenger, 20-year-old Hakeem Olajuwon Dash, died at the scene. The driver was taken to the hospital where that person is listed in critical condition.

The Columbia Police Department is investigating the crash.

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