Augusta woman dies in evening car crash

A man has been charged with DUI, reckless driving and first-degree vehicular homicide following a traffic accident that killed an Augusta woman Thursday in Richmond County.

Donetta McCullum, 50, of the 3000 block of Miranda Road, died from injuries that she sustained when her Suzuki Grand Vitara attempted to turn left from Faircrest Avenue onto Peach Orchard Road, according to a statement from Richmond County coroner Mark Bowen.

According to Sgt. Glen Rahn, McCullum’s vehicle was struck in the southbound lane on Peach Orchard Road by a Dodge Magnum driven by 43-year-old Branden David Ross. A witness said Ross was possibly racing another vehicle at the time of the collision, Rahn confirmed.

McCullum was extricated from her vehicle by emergency personnel and was transported to Georgia Regents Medical Center before being pronounced dead at 7:42 p.m., Bowen said.

Ross was treated on scene for minor injuries.

An autopsy for McCullum is scheduled for Friday in Atlanta.


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