Columbia Police Investigating Pedestrian Death

Columbia Police are identifying a pedestrian who was hit by a tractor trailer and killed early yesterday morning (Wednesday).

A preliminary investigation revealed 36-year-old Brandon W. Lee was walking in the driving lane of northbound U.S. Highway 63, just north of Grindstone Parkway just before 1:30 yesterday morning (Wednesday), when he was hit by a fuel tanker.

Lee was pronounced dead at the scene.

The northbound lanes of the highway were closed for just under two hours.

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