Update, September 8, 2023 – During the course the RCSO investigation, the vehicle that fled the scene of a fatal hit and run was identified with the use of the agency’s Flock cameras.

On September 7th the vehicle, a 1997 Ford F150, was located off Brown Rd and the driver was identified.

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Division arrested 34-year-old Johnathan Darnel Brown on the charges of felony Homicide by Vehicle and felony Leaving the Scene of an Accident.

Brown is accused of hitting and killing 21-year-old Zyionna Fields on September 6th at about 2:15 a.m.

He remains in the Richmond County Jail.

AUGUSTA (WJBF) – The Richmond County Coroner’s Office is investigating a pedestrian fatality that occurred Wednesday morning.

According to Twitter, it happened about 2:45 am at 3307 Mike Padgett Highway.   

The victim has been identified as 21-year-old Zyionna Fields of Dudley Street.

Authorities say she was struck by a southbound vehicle.

Fields was pronounced dead on the scene at 2:54 a.m. 

An autopsy has been scheduled…..