Richland County, SC—
Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the name of the individuals who died on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 11:40 p.m. after being involved in a head-on collision with another vehicle. The crash happened at the intersection of Two Notch Road and Kelly Mill Road, Columbia, SC.
Teresa Potteiger Soto, date of birth April 26, 1965, of Barfield Road, Elgin, SC, was the unrestrained driver who was in the vehicle that was struck. An autopsy performed indicated that Ms. Soto died from blunt force injuries to her chest.
Sylina Johnson Mitchell, date of birth April 24, 1974, of Barfield Road, Elgin, SC was the unrestrained passenger who was in the vehicle that was struck. An autopsy performed this morning indicated that Ms. Mitchell died from blunt force injuries to her torso.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol continues their investigation.
For Immediate Release
Gary Watts, Coroner
Richland County, SC
Phone: (803) 576-1799