Hephzibah man dead after vehicle slams into semi on Peach Orchard

Published: Nov. 19, 2021 at 3:41 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 19, 2021 at 6:22 PM EST
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A Hephzibah man was killed in a traffic accident Friday afternoon on Peach Orchard Road.

Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen said the crash was reported around 1 p.m. in the 3700 block of the thoroughfare. That’s near Byrd Road south of Tobacco Road.

The driver of the car was identified as 44-year-old Jeffrey Derek Walters.

The vehicle traveling north in the right through lane slammed into the rear of a tractor-trailer that had slowed down for the railroad tracks.

Walters died on the scene and was pronounced dead at 2:17 p.m.

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