Wrecks kill 1 on Peach Orchard, hinder traffic on Riverwatch Parkway
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A fatal traffic accident shut down all but one lane of Peach Orchard Road at Phinizy Road for a time on Thursday afternoon.
Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen said Lamarquez Benning, 20, of Augusta, was traveling south on Peach Orchard Road when his vehicle was struck by a vehicle entering the roadway from a parking lot.
Benning was pronounced dead on the scene at 1 p.m.
An autopsy has been scheduled.
All northbound lanes and one southbound lane of Peach Orchard were closed, according to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, but had reopened by 3 p.m.
Not long after that crash, a three-vehicle wreck caused some traffic problems for a time on Riverwatch Parkway at Baston Road. There was no word on injuries.
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