Teen dies after being struck by vehicle

An Augusta teen died Christmas Eve after being struck by a vehicle on Thursday.

Matthew C. Smith, 17, of the 3700 block of Byrd Road, was struck on Peach Orchard Road, according to Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen.

Smith was in the center lane in the 3600 block when he was hit by a southbound vehicle, Bowen said in a news release. He was transported to AU Medical Center and died Sunday at 10:20 p.m., according to the news release.

Smith died of blunt force trauma. No autopsy will be performed, Bowen said.