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One person killed in three-vehicle crash in Richland County, SC Highway Patrol says

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One person was killed in a three-vehicle collision Tuesday in Richland County, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

The passenger in a 2008 Ford van was killed in the crash, according to Lance Cpl. David Jones.

Jones said the crash occurred at 2:15 p.m. at the intersection of Two Notch Road (US-1) and Polo Road. That’s near Sesquicentennial Park and Spring Valley High School.

A 2018 Toyota Camry sedan and a 2018 Jeep Cherokee SUV were stopped at a traffic light at the intersection, according to Jones, who said the driver of the Ford van was not able to stop before the wreck occurred.

The Ford struck the rear of the Jeep, which then struck the rear of the Toyota, Jones said.

The passenger of the Ford van was taken to an area hospital where they died from the injuries suffered in the crash, Jones said.

The passenger was wearing a seat belt, Jones reported. The drivers of all three vehicles involved in the collision were also wearing seat belts and were not injured in the collision.

The passenger of the Ford van will be identified by the Richland County Coroner Gary Watts, who said he expects release the cause of death on Wednesday.

There was no word if there will be any criminal charges filed, but Jones said the collision remains under investigation by the S.C. Highway Patrol.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

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