Crash on Mike Padgett Highway leaves one woman dead

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AUGUSTA (WJBF) – One woman is dead after a fatal accident on a local highway.

Authorities say the driver of the vehicle at fault was traveling north on Mike Padgett Hwy at McCombs Road when they lost control and traveled into the southbound causing the collision.

A female passenger in that vehicle was pronounced dead on the scene at 6:49 Thursday morning.

Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen has identified the victim as 61-year-old Sarah Wright of Sylvania.

An autopsy has been scheduled.

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