Man is hit by vehicle, dies

  • Follow Latest News

An Augusta man died after being struck by a vehicle tonight.

William Jacobs, 64, of Belair Road, died at Doctors Hospital about 9:30 p.m., said Columbia County Deputy Coroner Harriett Garrison. The cause of death appears to be blunt force trauma, but an autopsy will be conducted Friday at the Augusta Crime Lab, she said.

Mr. Jacobs and his wife were visiting friends on Roswell Drive in Martinez when he was struck.

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the collision. Charges could be brought against the driver, the deputy coroner said.

 
Search Augusta jobs
Top headlines
Defendant acquitted of top charges at rape trial
After less than two hours of deliberations, the jury acquitted Christopher Davis of rape and aggravated sodomy, convicting him only of aggravated assault, possession of a knife during the ...