Richland County Coroner Gary Watts released the names of the two individuals who died Monday in a three-vehicle collision at approximately 8:50 a.m. The incident occurred in the 1300 block of Bluff Road at Eden Street in Columbia.
Kamal Mateen Najee, 46, of Rockhaven Drive, and Jimmy Devette Singleton, 33, of Garners Ferry Road, both of Columbia. Singleton died on the scene and Najee was transported to Prisma Health Richland by EMS where he was pronounced dead.
An autopsy revealed that both men died as a result of blunt trauma and were not wearing seat restraints.
The Richland County Coroner’s Office and the SC Highway Patrol are investigating this incident.