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Names released for 3 killed in pair of Gordon Highway crashes

Published: Jan. 19, 2021 at 3:54 AM EST
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Three people died in two separate accidents on Gordon Highway, according to the Richmond County Coroner’s Office.

The most recent one was a double-fatality crash that occurred early Tuesday on Gordon Highway at Wylds Road.

The vehicle, 2009 Toyota Camry, was traveling west on Gordon Highway at a high speed when the driver lost control, according to Coroner Mark Bowen.

The vehicle overturned several times, throwing both people from the vehicle.

Both were pronounced dead at 1:20 a.m. Tuesday at the scene.

They were identified as Kayla Harris, 29, and Veuncle Ivey, 34, both of Thomson.

Coroner on scene of fatal accident at Gordon Hwy
Coroner on scene of fatal accident at Gordon Hwy((Source: WRDW))

Earlier, deputies responded to the scene of a crash just before 5:30 p.m. Tuesday on Gordon Highway, east of the Highway 25 overpass in Augusta, that left one person dead.

According to deputies, a vehicle traveling east on Gordon Highway went out of control, striking a utility pole and parked cars. The driver was pronounced dead on the scene.

A passenger also in the car was transported to Augusta University Medical Center by emergency medical crews. The passenger’s condition was not known.

The driver was identified as John Hall, 41, of Augusta.

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