A 53-year-old man is dead after he was hit while crossing a downtown Columbia street on foot, according to a police statement.
The unidentified man was crossing Taylor Street near the 800 block when he was hit by a Ford Escape, according to the statement.
The Escape was driven by a 25-year-old woman, according to the statement.
A preliminary investigation showed the man crossed the street unlawfully when he was hit, according to the statement.
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The man will be identified after the Richland County Coroner can locate his next of kin.