The driver killed in a single-car accident Saturday in Lexington County has been identified.
Evin Scott Coombes, 21, of Columbia, was killed at about 1:30 p.m., at 306 Founders Road, Lexington County Coroner Harry O. Harman said in a statement released Sunday. Coombes was pronounced at the scene from injuries sustained in the accident, Harman said.
Coombes was driving a 2007 Chevy Cobalt when the car ran off the road near Boiling Springs Road, hit an embankment, overturned and struck a telephone pole and tree, the South Carolina Highway Patrol said.
A passenger in the car was unhurt, senior trooper Hanna Wemberly said. Both Coombes and the passenger were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident.
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The Lexington County Coroner’s Office and the South Carolina Highway Patrol are continuing to investigate.
— Rachael Myers Lowe and Mindy Lucas