A multi-vehicle collision has left one person dead in Richland County, said Master Trooper David Jones of the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
The incident occurred around 10:40 p.m. Monday.
According to Jones, a 2015 Nissan Altima, a 2012 Dodge Avenger, and a 2018 Ford Fiesta were traveling eastbound on I-20 when the Altima slowed down in the middle lane near mile marker 73. Mile marker 73 is at the interchange with SC-277.
The driver of the Avenger, behind the Altima, was not able to stop in time and hit the Altima in the rear. The impact from the crash pushed the Altima into the far right lane and it was struck by the Fiesta.
The driver of the Altima was wearing a seat belt and was declared dead at the scene.
The driver of the Avenger suffered non-life threatening injuries, the driver of the Fiesta was not injured. Both drivers were wearing seat belts.
The incident is under investigation by SCHP.