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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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