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One driver dead after crash with garbage truck in North Augusta

Published: Dec. 1, 2020 at 9:36 AM EST
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NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C., (WRDW/WAGT) - A driver is dead after crashing his SUV into a garbage truck Tuesday morning in North Augusta near Five Notch Road.

The wreck happened around 9:20 a.m. on West Five Notch Road.

The garbage truck was traveling southward on Five Notch on its normal route when the crash occurred at Hampton Wills Road. Authorities said Nissan SUV was traveling in the opposite direction and apparently crossed the center line and hit the garbage truck.

The vehicles ultimately ended up a little to the south near Caretta Street.

The driver of the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene. The Aiken County Coroner’s Office identified the man as 25-year-old Richard M. Frazier of Augusta, Georgia. Frazier will be autopsied in Newberry.

An official investigation is being performed by the South Carolina Highway Patrol, authorities said.

The city of North Augusta is performing an administrative investigation because the garbage truck is a municipal vehicle.

That area of Five Notch will be closed for several hours, with traffic being detoured to Caretta Street and Heil Drive, officials said.

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