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1 person dead after crash on Mike Padgett Highway

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Published: Jul. 7, 2020 at 8:56 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Richmond County Coroner is investigating the death of a woman after a two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning in south Augusta.

It was confirmed as a fatality by Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen. According to the coroner, the victim was Jessica Johnson, 35, of Martinez, Georgia.

The crash was reported at 7:49 a.m. at 4474 Mike Padgett Highway at Brown Road. Johnson was traveling southbound when a northbound vehicle crossed the center lane, striking Johnson’s car.

Johnson was pronounced dead at 7:49 a.m.

Southbound Mike Padgett was closed at Brown Road as of 8:30 a.m.

The crash occurred as rain, heavy at times, fell across the region. And the rain is expected to be with us for the day, if not longer.

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