Officials have released the identity of a man who was killed in a crash after his vehicle was pushed into the path of oncoming traffic Wednesday in Blythewood.
The wreck happened at about 2:30 p.m. at 11092 Wilson Blvd. in Blythewood, according to Richland County Coroner Gary Watts. The coroner said that William Allen McMahon, 56, of Blythewood, was ejected from his vehicle.
Lance Cpl. David Jones with the S.C. State Highway Patrol said the driver was heading southbound and stopped to make a left turn into a private driveway when he was struck from behind by a 2002 Ford truck driven by Jonathan Reis.
This caused McMahon’s 1995 Chevrolet truck to go left of center and strike a 2016 Jeep driven by Erica McClurkin, who was heading northbound.
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Reis, who was not wearing a seat belt, and McClurkin, who was wearing a seat belt, were transported by EMS to an area hospital with minor injuries.
McMahon was taken to Palmetto Health Richland, where he died at 3:36 p.m. Watts said an autopsy showed that McMahon died from multiple blunt force injuries to his upper body sustained because he wasn’t wearing a seat belt.
The S.C. Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.