Coroner identities Columbia moped rider who died in crash

jmonk@thestate.comSeptember 4, 2013 

— Richland County coroner Gary Watts has identified the man who died in a Labor Day moped crash as Paul T. Lowrence, 43, of 3840 Overbrook Driver in Columbia.

The crash happened in broad daylight, around 3:30 p.m., near Blossom and Pickens streets near Maxcy Gregg Park and the Five Points area.

Watts said Lowrance “lost control and struck a pole.”

Lowrance died early Tuesday morning at Palmetto Health Richland.

The Columbia Police Department Traffic Safety Unit continues to investigate.

Reach Monk at (803) 771-8344

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