A West Columbia high school student died and another was injured early Sunday, Oct. 1, when their vehicle struck a tree.
A West Columbia high school student died and another student was injured early Sunday, Oct. 1, when their vehicle struck a tree.
The Lexington County Coroner’s Office announced that Rysaun D’Marian Foster, 17 of West Columbia, was “traveling westbound when the vehicle he was operating left the right side of the roadway striking a tree. Mr. Foster was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead due to his injuries. Another occupant in the vehicle was transported to an area hospital with injuries.”
Per the post to social media, the single-vehicle collision took place near the 110-mile marker of Interstate 26 westbound in the West Columbia area of the county.
A spokesperson for Lexington County School District 2 confirmed that the two occupants of the vehicle were enrolled at Brookland-Cayce High School.
“We are heartbroken to have learned the news that two of our Brookland-Cayce High School students were involved in a car accident early this morning, with one passing away and the other injured,” the district said in a statement Sunday night. “Additional district and school counselors, social workers, and psychologists will be on hand Monday to support our students, staff, and families.
“We will continue to hold the families and loved ones of these two students in our thoughts during this incredibly difficult time.”
Per the coroner’s office, both that agency and the West Columbia Police Department are investigating the crash.
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