Augusta man, 82, died in Thursday traffic crash

An Augusta man, 82, died Thursday night after failing to yield at a stop sign.


Harry James Newbold, of Clinton Road, was driving his 2003 Ford Ranger east on Scott Road shortly before 10 p.m. when he failed to yield at a the stop sign at Peach Orchard Road, Richmond County sheriff’s Sgt. Danny Whitehead said.

The pickup was hit by a northbound 2003 Chevrolet Impala on Peach Orchard.

Newbold died around 11 p.m. at Medical College of Georgia Hospital. An autopsy ruled he died of blunt force trauma with associated cardiovascular problems, Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Bowen said.

The other driver, Antonio Montez Brown, 33, was cited with driving under the influence and driving while his license was revoked. Police said he is a declared habitual violator.

Newbold’s son said election signs at the intersection might have helped obscure his father’s view of traffic.