UDPATED ON 6: Wrens Police Officer Involved in Deadly Crash - WJBF-TV ABC 6 Augusta-Aiken

UDPATED ON 6: Wrens Police Officer Involved in Deadly Crash

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***UPDATED AT 9:18 A.M. on Monday July 29th***

Richmond County Investigators have released the identities of the victim's in last night's deadly accident on Ulm Road in Augusta.

Investigators say 26 year old, Wrens Police Officer Kyterian Andres Jones was killed when the motorcycle he was driving hit two pedestrian and a parked car.

One of the pedestrians, identified as Marcus Kelly, was also killed.

A second pedestrian, Jerome Gilmore, was taken to a local hospital with a broken leg and lacerations on his leg.

Wrens Police Department says Jones just turned 26. His birthday was Sunday, July 28th.

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***POSTED at 11:45 P.M. on Sunday, July 28th***

Around 6:30 p.m. Sunday,  Richmond County deputies say they got a call of a motor vehicle accident with injuries. Sergeant Monica Belser says when they arrived, deputies found two bodies in a yard on Ulm Road in South Augusta.

"They discovered that a motorcycle driver lost control of the vehicle and collided with two pedestrians and a single vehicle. At this time, one of the pedestrians and the driver of the motorcycle were both deceased," Sgt. Belser explains.

Neighbors say 2 pedestrians were standing in front of this truck when this motorcycle crashed. Robert Williams says the crash happened in his mother's front yard.

Williams says, " I pulled up on the road and I seen sirens and police cars everywhere. I ran up and I heard screaming and I thought of my mother, my brother and my sister."

Shortly after, speculation in the neighborhood sparked about what they thought caused the accident. Sgt. Belser says the investigation is still in its early stages.

"Right now there will be speculation because this is new, it just happened. But at this time we cannot release any of that information because the investigation is still ongoing," she adds.

Whatever the cause, Williams says the accident could have continued past the truck and into the walls of his mother's home. And while he says this is a tragic situation, it's an eye-opening experience.

"To see somebody laying in the front yard, It's Sunday afternoon. We think of today as God's day, but it makes your realize that life can be taken any second," he explains.

The identities of the victims who died have not yet been released. Count on us here at News Channel 6 to continue following this developing story.

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