NEWS

West Columbia woman dies in crash involving tractor-trailer

Lexington County Coroner, Margaret Fisher, has identified the individual who died in a vehicle versus tractor-trailer accident in the 1800 block of Old Dunbar Road in West Columbia shortly before 7 a.m. on Sunday.

According to Fisher, Mrs. Debra Lee Kittrell, 67, of West Columbia was the passenger in a sedan traveling eastbound on Old Dunbar Road when the vehicle collided with the rear of a tractor-trailer. Mrs. Kittrell was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the vehicle was transported to an area hospital in critical but stable condition. 

The South Carolina Highway Patrol continues to investigate the incident