1 killed in Gordon Highway wreck

A 32-year-old Augusta man died in a single-vehicle crash at Gordon Highway and Deans Bridge Road on Wednesday morning.

Roderick Irving Quimbly, of the 3000 block of Spicewood Drive, was pronounced dead at Medical College of Georgia Hospital at 4:15 a.m. from blunt force trauma, according to Deputy Coroner Kenneth Boose.

Police said Quimbly was traveling west on Gordon Highway near Deans Bridge Road in a 2007 Nissan Altima when he drove off the road and hit a road sign and a utility pole, causing the vehicle to catch fire.

The fire was contained to the front end of the car.

Witnesses told deputies the vehicle was traveling at a high speed just before the crash.

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office accident reconstruction team was called to the scene.

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