RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga (WJBF) – According to Richmond County Coroner, Mark Bowen there was a fatal accident that happened Monday, at the 4600 Block of Mike Padgett Highway.

56-year-old Robert Wahlmeier of 200 Stevens Creek Court was driving a 2002 Ford Escort south of Mike Padgett Highway when he stopped for an unloading school bus.

Wahlmeier was rear-ended by the car following him then transported to the Augusta University Medical Center Emergency Room and pronounced dead 5:11 p.m.

There will be an autopsy done on Tuesday, at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

The case is currently under investigation by the Richmond County Sherriff’s Office and the Coroner’s Office.

Deadly crash on Mike Padgett Highway Monday