Man dies in Mike Padgett wreck

An Augusta man was killed in a collision early this morning.

Earl Clark, 53, of the 5100 block of Mike Padgett Highway, was pronounced dead at 12:24 a.m. at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital after a three-car collision just blocks from his home.

Mr. Clark was driving a 1988 Toyota Camry about 11:30 p.m. Friday when he asked his passenger, Karen Lamberson, to take over because he was weaving, Richmond County Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Bowen said.

Ms. Lamberson was driving northbound on Mike Padgett Highway when she attempted to make a left onto Clark Road, Mr. Bowen said. Two trucks hit the passenger side of the vehicle, and Mr. Clark had to be extricated from the vehicle.

Alcohol was a factor in the accident, Mr. Bowen said. Charges are pending against Ms. Lamberson.



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