Crime & Courts

Woman hit by car while crossing Columbia street, dies, police say

A pedestrian was killed Tuesday night after being hit by a car while crossing a Columbia road, according to a statement from the Columbia Police Department.

Patricia Frickey, 58, was crossing Garners Ferry Road near the 7300 block at about 9:30 p.m. when she was hit, according to the statement.

Frikey died from blunt force trauma sustained in the crash, according to Richland County Coroner Gary Watts.

Investigators believe Frickey was illegally crossing the road when she was hit by a car going east on Garners Ferry, according to the statement. The driver of the car stopped after the crash and was interviewed by officers.

Neither the pedestrian nor the driver seemed impaired, according to the statement.

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.