The Richland County Coroner’s Office in South Carolina has released the name of the man who was found dead hours after a two-car accident on Interstate 77. The Richland County crash occurred shortly after 2 a.m. on Thursday, May 6, close to mile marker 19 but one of the drivers involved was only found around 10:30 a.m.
That person has now been identified as 32-year-old Deshane T. Brown. He was discovered in the median on I-77.
According to officials, Brown was driving a 2007 Chevy Trailblazer and going north on the interstate when his vehicle struck the median, went back on the road, and then hit the rear of a Nissan.
The driver of the Nissan was taken to a hospital in the area. Their identity has not been revealed and no information has been provided about their condition.
Officials from the Department of Transportation found Brown’s body but they have not said how he ended up in the median.
People have asked why it took so long to find the victim. South Carolina State Trooper David Jones said officials searched the crash site and when they didn’t find anyone, they tracked down Brown’s address via his license plate.
He said no one was at his home and checks with hospitals in the area also proved futile.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol is looking into the possibility that Brown was thrown from his vehicle.
County Coroner Naida Rutherford said that the office is working with the Highway Patrol to investigate the Richland County crash.
If you lost a loved one in a car crash or you suffered injuries because of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Talk to a South Carolina car accident attorney to find out if you have a case.