Man killed during collision on I-26 in Lexington identified

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LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WACH) – The Lexington County Coroner’s Office has released the name of the man killed during a car collision Wednesday morning.

According to Coroner Margaret Fisher, 19-year-old Austin William Dugar died at the hospital due to injuries he sustained in the collision.

Dugar was wearing a seat belt at the time, but was driving eastbound in the westbound lanes on Interstate 26 in a 2014 Chrysler sedan around 5:30 a.m.

Fisher says while Dugar was presumably attempting to correct his direction of travel, he stopped his car perpendicular to the roadway and was struck by a 2018 Toyota pickup truck.

No one was in the car with Dugar and the other driver was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol continues to investigate the collision.

Dugar was a Dutch Fork High School alum and a senior caption on the soccer team.

He was enrolled at College of Charleston at the time of his death.

The family has started a fundraiser to help with funeral costs.

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