Edgefield teen, Sylvania woman die in separate local crashes

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Published: Sep. 16, 2021 at 5:35 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 17, 2021 at 8:18 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Traffic accidents Thursday claimed at least two lives on both sides of the Savannah River in the CSRA. Here’s a look at what happened.

In Richmond County

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A Sylvania woman has died following a fatal crash Thursday 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.

In Aiken County

TRENTON, S.C. - The Aiken County Coroner’s Office is investigating a traffic collision just outside Trenton that claimed the life of an Edgefield teenager.

The collision occurred at 12:58 p.m. Thursday in the 3100 block of Edgefield Highway.

Trenton is in Edgefield County but the accident occurred in Aiken County since Trenton is on the border of the Edgefield Aiken County line.

A 2004 Chevrolet truck occupied by two teenagers was traveling north on Edgefield Highway when the vehicle crossed the center line and struck the trailer of a southbound 2020 Freightliner semi-truck. The restrained driver of the Chevrolet truck, identified as 18-year-old Timothy J. Fay. He was pronounced dead on the scene and will be autopsied in Newberry.

His passenger was transported to a hospital for their injuries.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is continuing with the investigation.

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