23-year-old dies in Columbia Airport Expressway crash

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a single-vehicle accident on the Columbia Airport Expressway in West Columbia. The incident occurred Sunday at approximately 5:15 p.m.

According to Fisher, Mr. Alexander R. Jeffcoat, 23, of Lexington was pronounced dead at the scene due to his injuries.

Mr. Jeffcoat’s vehicle left the right side of the road and overturned. Mr. Jeffcoat was not wearing a seat belt when the incident occurred. A passenger in the vehicle, who was wearing a seat belt, was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries.

Lance Cpl Tyler Tidwell of the SC Highway Patrol reported that the vehicle invloved was a 2008 Infinity G35 was traveling westbound on the Columbia Airport Expressway when the car ran off the right side of the road and overturned, ejecting the driver.  

The accident is under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

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