A Columbia man was killed in an early Sunday morning car crash off St. Charles Road.According to police, Benjamin S. Lieteau, 27, was traveling west on St. Charles Road near Dorado Drive around 4 a.m. when he lost control of the car. The car traveled off the left side of the road, hit an embankment and ended up on its side.Officers say Lieteau was not wearing a seat belt and was partially thrown from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.Investigators believe excessive speed and alcohol may have contributed to the crash. They do not think road conditions were a factor, however the crash is still under investigation.
BE PART OF THE CONVERSATION
ABC 17 News is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.
Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here
If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.