AUGUSTA (WJBF) – On Monday, April 3rd shortly after 8:40 p.m., the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the intersection of Mike Padgett Highway at Debra Street in reference to an accident involving a pedestrian.

Upon arrival, Deputies learned a female driver turning onto Mike Padgett Highway from Debra Street struck a pedestrian riding a bicycle on Mike Padgett Highway. 

54-year-old Richard Mennemeyer was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

Investigators say Mennemeyer was riding a bicycle southbound in the northbound lanes of Mike Padgett when he was struck by a northbound vehicle.