Blythewood woman, 20, killed in crash

COLUMBIA – A 20-year-old Blythewood woman was killed in a crash on I-26 near the Piney Grove exit in Columbia early Sunday morning, just after midnight.


Sydney Jordan Burnsed, a 2016 graduate of Blythewood High School, died at the scene due to injuries sustained in the collision.  Burnsed’s vehicle was traveling in the left lane of the eastbound lanes of I-26 when it struck a 1997 Toyota sedan that had been disabled by a prior accident, according to Cpl. Sonny Collins of the S.C. Highway Patrol.

The Toyota was disabled in the left lane of travel after hitting the median a short time before the second crash, Collins said.

“There were no first responders on scene yet from the original collision,” when the second crash occurred, Collins reported.

The S.C. Highway Patrol is investigating the collision.

Burnsed, grew up in Blythewood where she lettered in softball at BHS, played softball for several travel teams and was a youth leader at NewSpring Church in Columbia. She was a sophomore at Midlands Technical College, pursuing a nursing degree at the time of her death. See Burnsed’s obituary.

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