UPDATE: Name of driver in fatal Peach Orchard accident released

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Friday, Aug. 2, 2013

HEPHZIBAH, Ga. (WRDW) -- A Jefferson County driver is dead after an afternoon accident on Peach Orchard Road.

The coroner confirms 28-year-old Ronald Lee Harden died from blunt force trauma after slamming into the back of a semi-truck.

The accident happened near Rheney Road around 2 p.m. Friday.

The Sheriff's Office says the Harden was trying to merge into the northbound left lane of Peach Orchard Road and hit an 18-wheeler that was stopped in the center turn lane.

The accident is still under investigation.

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