A Columbia man was killed and another person injured Saturday when an SUV carrying four people ran off I-277 and overturned near Fontaine Road, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.
Troopers say the southbound SUV ran off I-277 near Fontaine Road and overturned, ejecting the driver and a rear passenger.
Richland County Coroner Gary Watts on Sunday identified the rear passenger as 21-year-old Kevin Anthony Jones, of Gatlin Drive in Columbia. Jones was taken to Palmetto Health Richland Hospital, where he died around 6:45 p.m. from blunt force trauma to the head.
Jones and the driver were not wearing seat belts, according to Lance Cpl. David Jones of the Highway Patrol. Two other people in the vehicle, who were wearing seat belts, had minor injuries.
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The accident remains under investigation by the Highway Patrol.