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Columbia woman dies after being hit by car at Farrow Road intersection, coroner says

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After a Columbia woman died after being hit by a car while crossing Farrow Road Wednesday, the Richland County coroner has identified her.

Marie M. Jacobs, 49, died from blunt force injuries to her upper body after being hit by a car at about 6:20 p.m., according to the statement.

Jacobs was at the intersection of Farrow Road and US-277, according to Columbia police, who are investigating the accident.

The woman was rushed to Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital, where she died from her wounds, police reported at about 7:45 p.m. Wednesday.

The driver involved in the incident stopped and spoke with police about what happened, according to officers.

Emily Bohatch helps cover South Carolina’s government for The State. She also updates The State’s databases. Her accomplishments include winning a Green Eyeshade award in Disaster Reporting in 2018 for her teamwork reporting on Hurricane Irma. She has a degree in Journalism with a minor in Spanish from Ohio University’s E. W. Scripps School of Journalism.