1 dead after accident on Peach Orchard Road

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga (WRDW)-One person is dead after an accident on Peach Orchard Road and Faircrest Avenue Thursday evening, Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen said.

The Coroner's Office has identified the victim as Donetta McCullum, 50, of Augusta.

McCullum was traveling in a Suzuki Grand Vitara on Faircrest Avenue when she tried to turn on to Peach Orchard Road and was hit by another car, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office said.

Deputies said the other car was a red Dodge Magnum and was traveling at a high rate of speed when it hit McCullum's car. Witnesses told deputies it may have been racing another car at the time of the accident.

The driver of the Dodge Magnum, Branden David Ross, 43, was arrested. Deputies said he's charged with DUI, reckless driving and first degree vehicular homicide.

McCullum was pronounced dead at GRU at 7:42 p.m. Dispatch said the call came in around 7:09 p.m. An autopsy is scheduled in Atlanta Friday.

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