Man charged after two killed, at least one injured in Richmond County single-vehicle crash

Published: Apr. 3, 2021 at 8:01 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office says two people were killed and at least one other person was injured in a single-vehicle crash that happened at 5:51 p.m. Saturday on the 2200 block of Plantation Road.

Deputies say when they arrived at the scene, they found two passengers had died. The driver of the vehicle was taken to the hospital for treatment.

The coroner says the vehicle ran off the road and hit a tree. He identified the deceased victims as 65-year-old Steve Leaptrotte and 44-year-old Stephanie Story. They were pronounced dead at 6:50 p.m.

The driver, Francis Porter Jr, was found at fault for failure to maintain lane. Porter Jr is also being charged with DUI, DUI Child Endangerment and 2 Counts of Vehicular Homicide. The child and Porter Jr are in stable condition and Porter Jr will be taken into custody once he is released from the hospital.

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