Driver in Columbia crash dies after refusing treatment

jmonk@thestate.comFebruary 17, 2013 

— A Columbia man who was in a traffic crash over the weekend died hours after refusing treatment at the scene, Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said Sunday.

Peter Kremlick, 77, of Woodfern Court, was the driver and only person in his vehicle when it struck a utility pole on Columbiana Drive on Saturday morning, Watts said. Kremlick had reportedly swerved to avoid another vehicle, Watts said.

"The victim refused treatment at the scene, saying he was okay," Watts said. "Later in the day, he started having headaches and became confused."

Kremlick was taken to Lexington Medical Center where he died around 11 a.m. Watts said his death was due to a head injury associated with the crash.

City of Columbia police are investigating.

John Monk

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