UPDATED ON 6: Teen Killed By Vehicle In Columbia County Identifi - WJBF-TV ABC 6 Augusta-Aiken

UPDATED ON 6: Teen Killed By Vehicle In Columbia County Identified

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***UPDATED at 4:45 P.M. on Thursday, October 10th***

The identity of the teenager killed in a Thursday accident in Columbia County on Hardy-McManus Road has now been released.

The teen has been identified as 14-year-old Tyler J. Smith.

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***POSTED 3:04 P.M. on Thursday, October 10th***

A Columbia County teenager is dead, and a North Augusta man is charged with vehicular homicide after a Thursday morning accident.

Columbia County Sheriff's Office investigators say 58-year-old Kenneth Gill is charged after he veered off Hardy-McManus Road and ran over a 15-year-old who was on a go cart on the side of the road.

The accident happened around 11:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

The teen's mother and brother were standing near him when the accident happened.

The victim was airlifted to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His name has not been released, at this time.

Investigators say they believe Gill veered off the road because he was distracted. they also say the teen and his brother were being home schooled.

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