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West Columbia man, Columbia woman die after being struck by two vehicles on I-26

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individuals who died after being struck by multiple vehicles on Interstate 26 westbound near exit 113 at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, in Lexington County.

According to Fisher, Mr. Heriberto Martinez Torres, 32, of West Columbia, and Ms. Beatriz Adrianna Peña-Jose, 40, of Columbia were pronounced dead at the scene due to their injuries.

The vehicle that the two had been traveling in crashed into the barrier on the eastbound side of I-26. It appears they then exited their vehicle and walked across westbound lanes of I-26 when they were struck by two vehicles. Both drivers stopped to render aid. One of the drivers was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol continues to investigate.