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Date of Incident: November 3, 2023

South Carolina Reporting Authority: Lexington County Coroner’s Office

Type of Accident: Auto accident

Location of Accident: 5600 block of Wescott Road, Columbia, S.C.

Injuries: One fatality and three others injured

Description of Accident: A 45-year-old waste management worker and resident of Columbia tragically lost his life on Monday. While collecting trash bins for an environmental waste management company, he was struck by a westbound vehicle in the 5600 block of Wescott Road, Columbia, Lexington County, around 4:40 p.m. The victim succumbed to his injuries at the scene. The driver of the other vehicle and two occupants sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to a nearby hospital. The South Carolina Highway Patrol and Lexington County Coroner’s Office are actively investigating the incident.

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