Crash on Peach Orchard kills 1 person, closes lane for day

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Published: Sep. 20, 2022 at 4:03 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Richmond County Coroner’s Office is investigating a crash involving a tanker truck and another vehicle.

A Keysville man has died after an accident Monday evening on Peach Orchard Road.

According to Coroner Mark Bowen, the tanker truck was heading southbound on Peach Orchard Road when the tanker struck another vehicle parked on the side of the road, causing it to roll over.

The coroner has identified Kenneth Allen Key, 55, as the victim in the crash.

The accident caused a fuel spill along southbound lanes and shoulder of the roadway.

Deputies and road crews remain on scene while the roadway is being cleared.

Southbound lanes are reduced to one lane of traffic and is expected to be in effect for the next 24 hours.

Richmond County deputies ask for motorists to use caution while in the area.