A man who was involved in a crash with a tow truck at Monticello Road and Nannie Kelly Road died before the collision, Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said.
The crash happened at about 1:30 p.m. Monday. Riley L. Newman, 85, of Columbia, died at the scene of the incident.
An autopsy performed Tuesday morning showed Newman had a pre-existing condition that caused him to travel into oncoming traffic, Watts said. Newman died before the crash occurred.
Michael Anderson, 45, the driver of the tow truck, was taken to an area hospital – though Lance Cpl. Matt Southern of the South Carolina Highway Patrol said Anderson sustained no injuries.
The wreck closed a portion of Monticello Road for more than three hours.