Columbia man killed in car accident

Tuesday, June 1, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 1:20 a.m. CDT, Sunday, July 13, 2008

A Columbia man was killed in a single-vehicle accident early Monday morning on Scotts Boulevard. It was the fifth traffic-related fatality since Friday.

A news release from the Columbia Police Department said the driver, Francisco Garcia Patino of Columbia, lost control of his vehicle while traveling north on Scotts Boulevard at 12:30 a.m.

The car, a Chevrolet Lumina, slid off the road and rolled multiple times before coming to a stop on the sidewalk.

Reports indicate that Patino was ejected from the car at some point and traveled over a six-foot privacy fence. Police said he was driving fast and wasn’t wearing a seat belt.

An investigation on the accident is under way.

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