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Bicyclist killed in crash on Mike Padgett Highway

Route 60 reopens after deadly crash in the Milton area.
Route 60 reopens after deadly crash in the Milton area.(WSAZ)
Published: Aug. 9, 2020 at 8:37 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 9, 2020 at 4:31 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office confirms one person was killed in an accident on Mike Padgett Highway early Sunday.

The Richmond County Coroner’s Office says 51-year-old Walter Allen was riding his bicycle on the highway at 4-H Club Road around 4:22 a.m. when he was struck by a southbound vehicle. Allen was pronounced dead on the scene at 5:15 a.m.

The Coroner’s Office says the cause of death was blunt-force trauma, and no autopsy will be performed.

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office confirms the driver of the vehicle remained at the scene, but the case is still under investigation.

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