A 19-year-old University of South Carolina student is dead and two people are injured after a collision in Hopkins Saturday, authorities say.
Kerrian Abbigale Morris, a USC student from Lauderdale Lakes, Fla., died in the accident, Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said.
USC spokesman Wes Hickman said Morris was a sophomore biology major who had transferred to Columbia from the Salkehatchie campus.
The accident occurred at 5:22 p.m. at the intersection of Old Hopkins Road and Thrush Street.
According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, Morris was driving a 2012 Hyundai north on Thrush Street, went through the intersection and was hit on the driver's side of the vehicle by a 2007 Dodge truck traveling east on Old Hopkins Road.
Morris was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The passenger in the Hyundai was taken to Palmetto Richland hospital with serious injuries, according to the highway patrol.
The truck's driver, a 54-year-old woman, also was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.