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Fatal motorcycle accident on Mike Padgett Highway and Horseshoe Road

AUGUSTA, GA (WJBF) - An early morning accident in Augusta has left one person dead.

It happened around 6:30 Monday morning on Mike Padgett Highway near Horeshoe Road.

Chief Deputy Coroner Kenneth Boose has identified the victim as Justin Hollingsworth.

Hollingsworth was pronounced dead at 7:20 a.m. at AU Medical Center. 

The cause of death was a blunt force of trauma. 

Investigators say Hollingsworth's motorcycle struck the rear of a truck driving southbound on Highway 56 turning left onto Horseshoe Road. 

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