Augusta pedestrian survived one crash only to be killed in another

Published: Oct. 16, 2020 at 6:40 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A car accident victim survived one crash this morning only to be killed in another one.

The first car accident — a single-vehicle crash — happened sometime before dawn today at Deans Bridge Road and Milledgeville Road, according to Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen.

After that, the coroner says 39-year-old Edward Thomas got out of his vehicle and began walking south on Deans Bridge Road.

Along the way, he was hit around 5:30 a.m. by a vehicle traveling south in the right through-lane in the 2600 block of Deans Bridge near Murphy Road, according to Bowen.

A second vehicle traveling south in the left lane also struck the victim, Bowen said.

He was pronounced dead on the scene at 6:40 a.m.

Just after 7 a.m., traffic on Deans Bridge was moving slowly, with only one lane open. By around 7:20, the vehicles were being towed.

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