RICHLAND COUNTY, SC — A Columbia man has been identified as the victim of a single-vehicle wreck Monday on I-26 near Chapin.
Robert B. Frantz Jr., 51, died from trauma, an autopsy by Richland County coroner Gary Watts showed.
Frantz was traveling east on I-26 at 10:50 a.m. when he ran off the road and hit a tree, said Lance Cpl. Brent Kelly of the S.C. Highway Patrol.
He was wearing a seat belt as he was driving a 2007 Ford Edge.
The car caught fire, and witnesses were able to remove the man. But he died at the scene.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the collision.
Reach Phillips at (803) 771-8307.