Fatal Collision on Leesburg Road in Columbia

3:15 PM, Apr 28, 2013   |    comments
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Richland County, SC (WLTX)- One passenger is dead after the driver failed to yield at the intersection of Leesburg and Mt. Elon Church Road in Lower Richland County.

The wreck happened at approximately 9:00am Saturday morning. Shakimah L. Martin,19, was in the backseat of the vehicle and was not wearing a seatbelt. Martin she was ejected from the vehicle during the collision.

Shakimah was transported by EMS to Palmetto Richland Memorial and later pronounced dead at 2:25pm. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts says Martin died from a head injury associated with the crash.

South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating.

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