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One dead after single-car crash in Richmond County

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Published: Aug. 1, 2020 at 11:23 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Richmond County Coroner’s Office is investigating a deadly crash that occurred on Friday night.

David Leshawn Smith Jr, 28, died after he lost control of his vehicle making a sharp turn onto Bennock Mill Loop, officials say. Coroner Mark Bowen says the 28-year-old was traveling north on Bennock Mill Road and turned onto Bennock Mill Loop where he hit a tree.

Officials say he was ejected from the vehicle. Smith was transported Augusta University Medical Center. where he was pronounced dead at 10:31 p.m. on Friday.

Deputies responded to the scene at around 9:26 p.m, according to the coroner.

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