2 die after vehicle strikes building along Mike Padgett Highway

Richmond County Sheriff's Office
Richmond County Sheriff's Office(WRDW)
Published: Jan. 29, 2023 at 8:25 PM EST
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -The Richmond County Coroner’s Office is investigating a double fatality that happened early Sunday on Mike Padgett Highway.

According to Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen, at 1:59 a.m., a vehicle traveling east on Hephzibah McBean Road failed to stop, crossing over Mike Padgett Highway.

Bowen says the vehicle came to a final rest after striking a building, where 62-year-old Robert Allen Salter of South Augusta and 18-year-old Joshua Campagnari of Jackson, SC, were found and pronounced dead.

While the investigation is early, no autopsy will be done moving forward.