AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – The Richmond County Coroner is investigating the death of a pedestrian in Augusta.

The incident happened early Monday morning on Highway 56 at Phinizy Road.

The pedestrian was reportedly walking in the southbound lane when he was hit by a southbound vehicle.

Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen tells us the victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident at 2:57 a.m.

Coroner Bowen has identified the victim as 44-year-old Christopher Antonio Wright of Augusta.

No further details have been released.

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