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Columbia man killed in crash after car flips, Lexington County coroner says

UPDATE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol said the hit and run driver who caused the deadly crash has been arrested on multiple charges.

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A Columbia man was killed in a Saturday night crash on a Midlands highway, the Lexington County Coroner’s Office said.

Jeff Coswell died when the vehicle he was a passenger in flipped during a collision, Coroner Margaret Fisher said in a news release.

The wreck occurred at about 7 p.m. in the 4200 block of U.S. 321 in Gaston, according to the news release. That’s near the intersection with Old Wire Road and close to Interstate 26.

The 49-year-old was not wearing a seat belt when the southbound vehicle ran off the road and overturned, the coroner’s office reported.

Coswell died at the scene of the crash, Fisher said.

The driver was taken to an area hospital with “non-life-threatening injuries,” according to the release.

Further information on the driver’s condition was not available.

The crash is being investigated by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Noah Feit is a Real Time reporter with The State and McClatchy Carolinas Regional Team. The award-winning journalist has worked for multiple newspapers since starting his career in 1999.
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