Columbia Man Killed on Highway 213

WINNSBORO (April 13, 2016) – A Columbia man was killed Saturday after running a stop sign on Jackson Creek Road.

According to Fairfield County Coroner Barkley Ramsey, George Tyrone Bookert, 53, of Sutters Mill Road, Columbia, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The S.C. Highway Patrol said Bookert was driving a 1989 Nissan pickup truck north on Jackson Creek Road at approximately 10:35 a.m. on April 9 and disregarded a stop sign at the intersection of Highway 213. As Bookert drove through the stop sign, a 2007 Dodge pickup truck traveling east on Highway 213 struck Bookert in the driver’s side door.

Ramsey said Bookert was ejected from the Nissan on impact. He was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision, the Highway Patrol said. The driver of the Dodge pickup truck was transported by EMS to Palmetto Richland with non-life-threatening injuries.


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