Winnsboro Woman Killed in Columbia Car Crash

COLUMBIA – A Winnsboro woman was killed Monday afternoon in a one-car accident in the 1900 block of Highway 215 (Monticello Road) near Columbia.

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said 66-year-old Juanita Broome, of Armstrong Road in Winnsboro, was pronounced dead at the scene. Broome was driving a 2002 Chrysler 300 south on Highway 215 at approximately 2:30 p.m. Monday when she lost control of the car and veered off the right side of the road, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP). The Chrysler went down an embankment and struck a tree. Broome was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, the SCHP said.

Two children inside the Chrysler, a 7-year-old male and a 12-year-old female, were wearing seat belts and were not injured in the accident.

At press time the incident was still under investigation by the SCHP.