AUGUSTA (WJBF) – Richmond County Coroner, Mark Bowen, is investigating after a man was found bleeding profusely and unconscious Tuesday morning.
He was found on Gardner Street at Milledge Road.
The sheriff’s department says they arrived at the intersection around 8:10 a.m. and took the man to the hospital where he later died.
The driver of the vehicle fled the scene before Deputies arrived but was later located on the 2500 block of Wheeler Rd and taken into custody.
The driver has been identified as 41-year-old Pernell Lee Jr.
Lee has been arrested and charged with Homicide by Vehicle, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Driving Without a License, and Safe Operations of Radios & Telephone Required.
The victim has been identified by Coroner Bowen as 69-year-old Wallace Wash of Johns Road. He was pronounced dead at 8:48 a.m.
An autopsy has been scheduled.