West Columbia man dies in I-20 crash early Monday

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the name of the individual who died Monday morning after being involved in a multi-vehicle collision. The accident occurred at approximately 4:40 a.m. on I-20 westbound at mile marker 66, Columbia.

Christian Matthew Frasier, 26, of Platt Springs Road, West Columbia, was the unrestrained driver of a vehicle that lost control, struck the concrete lane divider, and overturned which resulted in the other vehicles involved striking his vehicle and colliding. Mr. Frasier died at the scene. An autopsy indicated that the cause of death was due to multiple blunt force injuries.

The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.

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