Victim identified in early morning accident in West Columbia


    Columbia, SC -- Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the person hit and killed in an early Thursday morning accident as thirty one-year-old Erica Lorraine Bass.

    Bass was riding her bike to work in the southbound lane when she was struck from behind by a vehicle. Bass was pronounced dead at the scene due to her injuries sustained in the accident.

    An autopsy performed late Thursday morning showed that Bass died as a result of upper body trauma. The driver of the vehicle was taken to an area hospital, but his condition is unknown at this time.

    The West Columbia Police Department, the South Carolina Highway Patrol, and the Lexington County Coroner's Office continue to investigate the collision.

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