2 die when SUV goes off Columbia bridge

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Friday, Jan. 17, 2014

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Two people have died after an SUV ran off a bridge and fell into the Congaree River in Columbia.

The vehicle went off the bridge to Cayce about 9:45 p.m. Thursday.

Columbia Fire Department spokesman Brick Lewis said the SUV was traveling from Columbia to Cayce when it crashed through a guardrail and went into the water.

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts says a male was pronounced dead at the scene after the vehicle was pulled from the water. A female was taken to a Columbia hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The names of the victims have not been released.

There is no indication why the vehicle ran off the bridge.

(Copyright 2014. The Associated Press.)

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