Man killed in accident identified

Sunday, Aug 12, 2012 6:07 PM
Last updated 10:28 PM
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The man killed in a wreck on Gordon Highway on Sunday has been identified as 22-year-old Shem Rider, of Grovetown, authorities said.

Shortly after 2 p.m., Samantha Presley, 20, of Grovetown, was driving her Subaru eastbound on Gordon Highway, when she tried to make a left turn onto Newmantown Road and collided with a 2005 Jeep Liberty, according to Richmond County sheriff’s Capt. Scott Gay.

Rider, Presley’s passenger, was airlifted to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital, where he died from injuries sustained in the crash. Presley was taken to MCG by ambulance and was listed in critical condition, Gay said.

Richmond County deputy coroner Kenneth Boose said Rider’s body will undergo an autopsy in Augusta on Monday.

The driver of the Jeep, Eugene Shelley, 48, was taken to MCG for observation.

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NoSocialism
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NoSocialism 08/12/12 - 06:30 pm
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Location of accident

This accident happened at the intersection of Gordon Hwy and Robinson Avenue near the BP station and across the street from Fort Gordon's Gate 2. My condolences to all who suffered in this tragedy.

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corgimom 08/12/12 - 07:44 pm
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People talk about Hwy 56, but

People talk about Hwy 56, but Gordon Highway is just as bad. My prayers to the families.

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HighSociety 08/12/12 - 08:57 pm
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All roads are bad when people

All roads are bad when people don't pay attention while driving. Prayers to all involved.

r
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r 08/12/12 - 09:12 pm
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Sad story please pray,,,

This is a young couple with a baby born in October. May God be with this family and help them through this on a minute by minute basis.

palmetto1008
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palmetto1008 08/12/12 - 09:50 pm
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Can't you give your
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Highsociety, can't you give your platitudes a rest when commenting on news such as this??
Prayers for the family...you have my condolences.

HighSociety
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HighSociety 08/12/12 - 10:51 pm
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Sorry if I offended you, but

Sorry if I offended you, but it's the truth.

myfather15
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myfather15 08/13/12 - 03:36 am
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As I've always said; If truth

As I've always said; If truth offends, does it make it any less true?

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rmwhitley 08/13/12 - 08:34 am
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Me thinks
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"High Society" was expressing sadness in his/her first statement. The impression I got from "High Society's" response was that all roads are susceptible to tragedy and Gordon Hwy. just took another. My condolences to the families and God bless them.

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itsanotherday1 08/13/12 - 09:10 am
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"The Augusta Chronicle

"The Augusta Chronicle comments are enabled for a robust but respectful conversation, not for personal attacks or harassment of others. You agree not to make racist, obscene or hateful remarks. Please stay on topic."

I don't see where anything said violated these rules.

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