Driver killed after being ejected from car identified

RICHLAND COUTNY,SC (WOLO)-One person died after being ejected from their car on I-20 Saturday morning.

Nicholas Karl Wright,28, died his car ran off the road and flipped several times.

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts says an autopsy indicated the cause of death to be due to blunt chest trauma.

Wright was traveling south on the north ramp when the wreck happened.

Troopers say Wright ran into the emergency lane, corrected to the left, ran off the road and into a gorge and overturned.

Officials say the Wright was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from their car.

The Richland County Coroner’s Office and the SC Highway Patrol are investigating the incident.

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