2 people killed in crash on Mike Padgett Highway

Published: Sep. 22, 2023 at 11:12 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 23, 2023 at 3:45 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Two people have died after a crash on Mike Padgett Highway on Friday night.

Dispatch confirms the call came in at 9:24 p.m.

According to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the 5200 block of Mike Padgett Highway in reference to an accident with serious injuries.

Upon arrival, deputies observed two vehicles were involved in an accident where two victims were deceased upon arrival, according to officials.

Mark Bowen with the Richmond County Coroner’s Office says the accident was caused by a vehicle traveling northbound on Mike Padgett Highway that swerved into the southbound lane striking the southbound vehicle.

He says the northbound vehicle caught on fire, and the drivers of both vehicles were pronounced dead just before 10:30 p.m.

Bowen says 30-year-old Richard Faber from Burke County has been identified as the driver of the southbound vehicle, while they’re still working to identify the other driver.

Autopsies are scheduled on both drivers.

News 12 will continue to follow this incident as more information becomes available.