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Two die when SUV goes off Columbia bridge


Two people have died after an SUV ran off a bridge and fell into the Congaree River in Columbia.


The vehicle went off the bridge to Cayce about 9:45 p.m. Thursday.


Columbia Fire Department spokesman Brick Lewis said the SUV was traveling from Columbia to Cayce when it crashed through a guardrail and went into the water.


Richland County Coroner Gary Watts says a male was pronounced dead at the scene after the vehicle was pulled from the water. A female was taken to a Columbia hospital where she was pronounced dead.


The names of the victims have not been released.


There is no indication why the vehicle ran off the bridge.

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