Update: Morning wreck victim identified

A wreck Thursday morning on Peach Orchard Road killed a 24-year-old Augusta man, police said.

The road tops the list of traffic fatalities for the year, with five of the county’s 19 deaths occurring there. Mike Padgett Highway is second, with two deaths.

Chief Deputy Coroner Kenneth Boose said Benjamin Douglas Jones was pronounced dead at the scene from blunt force trauma.

Police were called to the 3800 block of Peach Orchard Road near Plantation Road about 5:20 a.m. Sgt. Danny Whitehead said a white Dodge pickup driven by Jones was traveling south and hit the rear of a Kia SUV. The truck then hit a disabled tow truck on the side of the road.

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