81-year-old killed when car, tractor-trailer crash on Deans Bridge

This is the aftermath of a fatal crash at Deans Bridge Road and Willis Foreman Road involving a car and an 18-wheeler.
Published: Feb. 1, 2023 at 10:03 AM EST
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Rescue crews rushed to the scene of a serious crash that killed one person Wednesday morning in south Augusta.

The crash was reported at 9:25 a.m. on Deans Bridge Road at Willis Foreman Road, across the street from Gordon Lakes Golf Course.

The crash involved a tractor-trailer and a car, and one person was dead, according to deputies.

Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen said Lewis Melson, 81, of Sylvania, was taken from the crash scene to Augusta University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 10:23 a.m. Melson was traveling southbound on Deans Bridge Road when the accident occurred and was not wearing a seat belt, Bowen said.

One northbound and one southbound lane of Deans Bridge Road were blocked while deputies investigated.