Wreck kills Augustan, 58

An Augusta man was killed this afternoon after he lost control of his vehicle on Mike Padgett Highway.

Gregory Zurkin, 58, was traveling southbound on the road approaching Country Place Road when his right side tires left the roadway and caused him to lose control, said Richmond County Deputy Coroner Johnny McDonald.

“He got back on the road, hit a ditch, overturned at least one time and he was ejected from his vehicle,” McDonald said.

Zurkin was pronounced dead about 4:45 p.m., McDonald said.

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