AUGUSTA (WJBF) – On Wednesday, February 1st at 9:25 am, Richmond County Deputies responded to Deans Bridge Road at Willis Foreman Road in reference to an crash.

The accident involved a Tractor Trailer and a car.

One person was killed.

Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen has identified the victim as 81-year-old Lewis Melson of Sylvania. He was transported from the crash scene to Augusta University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 10:23 a.m.

The coroner states that Melson was not wearing a seatbelt.

This is a developing story.