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S.C. Man Dies after Refusing Medical Treatment at Wreck

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a 77-year-old man who refused to be checked by paramedics after crashing his car died a day later at the hospital.

Investigators say Peter Kremlick lost control of his van while trying to swerve to miss another car around 10 a.m. Saturday and hit a utility pole near the Columbiana Mall.

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts says Kremlick refused medical attention at the scene, but became confused with headaches several hours later.

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Watts says Kremlick died at the hospital Sunday morning from a head injury suffered in the crash.

Columbia police are investigating the wreck.



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