One dead after single-car accident in Columbia

One dead after single-car accident in Columbia

One person is dead after striking a tree early Saturday morning, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Lance Corporal Matt Southern said the accident happened around 2:20 a.m. near the intersection of Skyland Drive and Normandy Road.

Richland County Coroner, Gary Watts, identified the victim Saturday evening as 19-year-old Naseen Jawon Lasane of Goergetown, SC.

Lasane, who drove a 2003 Buick, drove south on Skyland Drive and went off the right side of the road. The vehicle struck a tree, and he became trapped in the vehicle.

Lasane died at the scene; the autopsy indicated he died from blunt force injuries to the head because he was not wearing a seat belt.

SCHP continues to investigate the crash.

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