Names released for 2 killed in head-on crash on Mike Padgett Highway
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Richmond County Coroner’s Office is investigating a double-fatality traffic accident in the 4900 block of Mike Padgett Highway.
A southbound vehicle crossed the center line and struck a northbound vehicle head-on early Saturday, according to Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen.
Both drivers had to extricated from their vehicles by rescue crews.
They were pronounced dead at the scene at 3:30 a.m.
They were identified as:
- Anibal Rosa, 39, of Dallas, Ga., who was driving the northbound vehicle.
- James Machino, 41, of Waynesboro, who was driving the southbound vehicle.
No autopsies will be done.
The highway was shut down for a time for the investigation.
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