Richland County Coroner releases name of man killed in crash on Leesburg Road at Newell Road

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Richland County Coroner Naida Rutherford released the name of a man who died after a car crash on Leesburg Road at Newell Road. Officials say the crash occurred around 3 a.m. Sunday.

The coroner says 49-year-old Donald D. Wheeler Jr. died after his vehicle became fully engulfed after being struck by another driver.

“We are working with the Columbia Police Department to fully investigate this accident. I have personally spoken with the family and this tragic accident is truly one that will take time for them to process. Our thoughts are with them through this time.”, Coroner Rutherford states.

The investigation is ongoing.

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