Mike Padgett Highway crash kills man



A 66-year-old Hephzibah man has died after a Monday afternoon crash at International Paper on Mike Padgett Highway.

Police said Kemal Aydin was in a 2003 GMC Sonoma pickup about 5:40 p.m. when he turned left from a private drive at International Paper, 4278 Mike Padgett Highway, into the path of a 2004 BMW 300Ci. Police said the northbound BMW hit the left side of the truck. Aydin, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle.

He was airlifted to Georgia Regents Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead about 10:40 p.m.

The driver of the BMW had injuries that were not life threatening.