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UPDATE | Coroner identifies victim in accident on Mike Padgett Highway

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Published: Aug. 28, 2017 at 7:04 AM EDT
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Monday, August 28, 2017

9:45 a.m.

RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The Richmond County Coroner's Office has identified the victim in a fatal wreck on Mike Padgett Highway near the McCombs Road intersection.

The coroner says 34-year-old Jason Harley of Augusta. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Coroner Mark Bowen says Harley was attempting to enter Mike Padgett Highway to go north bound in his pickup truck when he was struck on the passenger side by a northbound vehicle.

Harley’s truck flipped over and came to rest on the top. Harley was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. He died from the injuries he received in the crash, according to investigators.

7:38 a.m.

RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- One person is dead after an accident on Mike Padgett Highway near the McCombs Road intersection.

Richmond County investigators say a black truck was pulling of the nearby Yo Mart when it was hit by a Toyota truck.

Officials say the Toyota was behind someone pulling into the convenience store, and the driver was changing lanes when he hit the black truck.

We are told the black truck flipped, and its driver died on scene. Officials say he was at fault.

Both the driver and passenger in the Toyota were taken to Augusta University Medical Center. Both have non-life threatening injuries.

Crews were called to the scene at 4:25 a.m. Monday. It was cleared just before 7:30 a.m.

Stay with News 12 for the latest updates to this story.

6:40 a.m.

RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Crews are on the scene of a serious accident on Mike Padgett Highway near the Richmond and Burke County Line. Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen confirms he's heading to the scene.

Richmond County deputies say they were called out to the accident around 4:30 am in front of the Yo Mart convenience store.

They say they are currently attempting to clear the traffic lanes and drivers can expect short delays. It would be best to seek an alternate route.

We have a crew enroute.