One dead following wreck on Mike Padgett Highway

One person is dead following a head-on collision Tuesday afternoon on Mike Padgett Highway.

According to Richmond County coroner Mark Bowen, a Toyota Corolla traveling south in the 4900 block of Mike Padgett Highway near Alden Drive crossed the center lane and hit a northbound vehicle head on just after 3 p.m.

The Corolla’s driver, Sophia Niemczyk, 30, of Augusta, was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m.

Her car flipped over and landed on its roof in a ditch. The occupant of each vehicle had to be extricated by emergency responders.

The driver of the other vehicle was taken to AU Medical Center by Gold Cross. The driver’s condition has not been released.

 

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