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Deputies talk policies, decision-making during police chases

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Updated: 01/15/2013 - It's a question each deputy faces every time someone begins to run: Will chasing them put other people at risk? After four deaths and multiple injuries in just one week, News 12 sat down with deputies to talk about the policies.

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UPDATE: 1 person dead after motorcycle accident

A woman died after crashing her motorcycle on Calhoun Expressway. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/14/2013 - Deputies say 39-year-old Sherry A. Topton was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials say she was going too fast around the curve, which is when she lost control.

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1 dead after accident in Denmark

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Updated: 01/11/2013 - Bamberg County Coroner Willard Duncan confirmed Frank Conley died of injuries sustained in the accident. Investigators say Conley ran a stop sign and hit another car.

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UPDATE: 2 sent to hospital after accident in Evans

An accident on Belair Road sent two to the hospital. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/11/2013 - Investigators say 17-year-old Jordan Krenz was driving north near Edwards Drive and lost control of the car, heading into the southbound lanes. Krenz allegedly hit 51-year-old David Moore's car head on.

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Changes coming to stretch of Laney Walker

Changes are coming to a stretch of Laney Walker Boulevard. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/09/2013 - Laney Walker Boulevard is going to look very different this time next year between R.A. Dent Boulevard and 15th Street in downtown Augusta. The part of the now four-lane road that runs through the medical campus will become two lanes.

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UPDATE: Charges pending in Harlem accident

An accident in Harlem sent three to the hospital. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/08/2013 - Investigators say 35-year-old Eugene Williamson crossed the center line, striking 65-year-old James Ousley's vehicle head on. Ousley was airlifted to the hospital.

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Traffic delays expected in Augusta

Traffic jam

Updated: 01/07/2013 - Roadwork and lane closures scheduled in Augusta this week could affect your commute. News 12 is on your side with important traffic information.

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Pedestrian dies in accident on Highway 25

Deadly Accident

Updated: 01/07/2013 - The Georgia State Patrol says Lawrence tried to cross the highway at 5:55 a.m., which is when he stepped into the path of a Nissan Altima. Investigators say the driver will not be charged in the accident.

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1 person hit by car on Gordon Highway


Posted: 01/04/2013 - One person was taken to the hospital after being hit by a car Friday morning. It happened around 5:15 a.m. on Gordon Highway. The extent of the injuries are unknown at this time.

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End of 2012 sees spike in SC highway deaths

Deadly Accident

Updated: 12/27/2012 - So far this year, 823 people have been killed in wrecks statewide. Troopers said alcohol-related deaths in the Midlands region are occurring at about twice the national average.

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