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Freak accident kills 83-year-old in Food Lion parking lot

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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A freak accident in a Columbia grocery store parking lot killed an 83-year-old woman, according to Richland County Coroner Gary Watts.

Lottie Counts, of 119 Stanford Court, was the passenger in a car that hit a pole in the Food Lion parking lot in the 5100 block of Fairfield Road just after 7:30 Friday evening, Watts said.

She was transported to Palmetto Health Richland, where she died during surgery early Saturday morning of internal injuries from the accident, according to Watts.

Watts did not know if Counts was wearing her seat belt.

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