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One dead following wrong way head on collision on I-20 early Sunday morning

Lexington County, SC 02/21/2023 (Paul Kirby) - Lexington County Coroner, Margaret Fisher released the identity of a Georgia man who was killed in a two-car collision near the 53-mile marker of Interstate 20 westbound last weekend. This collision occurred at approximately 1:50 a.m. on Sunday, August 20, 2023.

According to Fisher, Brian Francis Vyhnal, 55, of Hephzibah, Georgia was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of I-20 when he collided head-on with an SUV near the 53-mile marker. Vyhnal, who was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident, was pronounced dead at the scene due to his injuries. The SUV struck by Vynhal’s vehicle was occupied by three adults and one minor. The occupants of the vehicle were transported to an area hospital with minor injuries.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Lexington County Coroner’s Office continue to investigate the incident.


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