Two pedestrians killed within hours in same area of Augusta

Published: Sep. 17, 2020 at 10:59 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Richmond County Coroner’s Office is investigating two separate pedestrian deaths in the same part of Augusta.

The first one occurred Thursday night in the 2600 block of Deans Bridge Road.

According to Coroner Mark Bowen, the pedestrian was trying to cross Deans Bridge Road when he was struck in the middle turn lane by a southbound vehicle. The pedestrian was then struck by a second vehicle in the southbound left through lane.

Dispatchers received the report at 9:37 p.m.

The pedestrian was pronounced dead on the scene. No autopsy will be conducted. The identity of the pedestrian will not be released until the family has been notified.

Second pedestrian death

Just before 4:30 a.m. Friday, the coroner announced he was investigating a second pedestrian death in the same part of the city.

Bowen said a female was crossing the 1600 block of Gordon Highway when she was struck by a westbound vehicle. She was pronounced dead at 3:16 a.m. on the scene.

The female was later identified as 52-year-old Melissa Faison from Augusta.

A deadly week

The Augusta crashes come on the heels of a hit-and-run accident that claimed the life of a tow-truck driver in McDuffie County.

Jason Willis was killed Thursday morning on Interstate 20 at Cobham Road in McDuffie County.

He was struck while loading up a vehicle as torrential rain swept through the CSRA from the remnants of Hurricane Sally.

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