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Man in wheelchair dies after being struck in Augusta roadway

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Published: Dec. 4, 2021 at 10:48 PM EST
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A man in a wheelchair died after he was struck by two vehicles in the 3700 block of Peach Orchard Road.

The victim was identified as 59-year-old Gregory Lynn Baker of the 3700 Block Byrd Road. Baker was crossing Peach Orchard in his wheelchair when he was struck by a southbound vehicle on Saturday night.

Baker was thrown into the northbound lanes, where he was struck by a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office patrol car. Baker was pronounced dead on the scene at 10:30 p.m.

An autopsy is scheduled at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation lab.

Baker’s death happened a day after two pedestrians were struck in neighboring CSRA counties early Friday.

Richmond County deputies responded to the scene at the 1900 block of Olive Road on a call about a pedestrian who was struck. Dispatchers say that the call came in at 8:39 a.m.

The pedestrian, a 12-year-old girl, was about to cross the street to get onto a school bus. Deputies say the school bus had its yellow lights and was in the process of stopping when the student darted into traffic. A van came by and struck the student. She was taken to a local hospital for minor injuries.

Meanwhile, the Columbia County deputies are investigating after a pedestrian was struck by a car at Springs Lake Drive and Columbia Road around 6:37 a.m. Friday.

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