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Woman dies in fatal Mike Padgett Highway crash

Published: Sep. 16, 2021 at 7:28 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A Sylvania woman has died following a fatal crash earlier this morning in Augusta.

The accident happened at Mike Padgett Highway at McCombs Road before 8 a.m.

Deputies say the driver of the at-fault vehicle was traveling north on Mike Padgett Highway when the vehicle left the northbound lane and traveled into the southbound lane, striking another vehicle.

The passenger of the at-fault car, 61-year-old Sarah Wright, was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:49 a.m.

An autopsy has been scheduled, Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen reports.

Both southbound lanes were closed on Mike Padgett Highway but roads have since re-opened.

Rain storms and slippery road conditions result in several accidents in the Augusta area.

A truck crashed into a barrier on Bobby Jones Expressway Thursday morning.
A truck crashed into a barrier on Bobby Jones Expressway Thursday morning.(WRDW)

In Richmond County, a truck crashed into a highway barrier on Bobby Jones Expressway (520) near the exit ramp for Interstate 20. Dispatchers tell News 12 the call came in as an accident with no injuries.

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