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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                        CONTACT: GARY WATTS, CORONER

2/19/17 11:54 AM                                                                                        (803)576-1799

RICHLAND COUNTY, SC

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts is releasing the name of the individual who died as a result of a multi-vehicle collision that occurred yesterday at 6:15 p.m.   The incident location was 7357 Claudia Drive, Columbia, SC.

Eric Jerome Karnickey, Jr., date of birth 04/04/1991, of Oakmont Drive, Columbia, SC was the unrestrained driver of a vehicle that was involved in the collision.  Mr. Karnickey died at the scene.  An autopsy performed this morning indicated that the cause of death was due to blunt trauma to the head and neck.

The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                        CONTACT: GARY WATTS, CORONER

2/12/17 5:46 PM                                                                                          (803)576-1799

RICHLAND COUNTY, SC

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts is releasing the name of the individual who died as a result of being involved in a shooting incident at 2:20 a.m. this morning at 205 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, SC.

Wayne A. Bell, date of birth 03/26/1988 of Blue Ridge Terrace, Columbia, SC was transported from the scene by Richland County EMS to Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital where he died  at 3:39 a.m.  An autopsy indicated that Mr. Bell died from a gunshot wound to the lower torso.

The Columbia Police Department continues to investigate.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                        CONTACT: GARY WATTS, CORONER

1/21/17 3:32 PM                                                                                          (803)576-1799

RICHLAND COUNTY, SC 

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts is releasing the name of the individual who died as a result of being involved in a shooting incident last night at approximately 8:00 p.m. at 6533 Camelot Street, Columbia, SC.

Benjamin Johnson, date of birth 01/07/1980, of Camelot Street, Columbia, SC, died at the scene.  An autopsy indicated the cause of death was due to a single gunshot wound to the upper torso.

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident.

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                        CONTACT: GARY WATTS, CORONER

1/20/17 1:17 PM                                                                                          (803)576-1799

RICHLAND COUNTY, SC 

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the name of the individual who was involved in a pedestrian vs. motor vehicle incident on January 19, 2017, at 11:02 a.m. at 4203 Courtridge Street, Columbia, SC.

Djon D’Angelo McDaniel, date of birth September 19, 1998, of Slighs Avenue, Columbia, SC was transported to Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital by Richland County EMS and was pronounced dead at 1:12 a.m. this morning. The Coroner stated that Mr. McDaniel died from complications of blunt force trauma.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol continues to investigate.

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