Augusta, GA – Two Killed in Fatal Car Crash at Mike Padgett Hwy & Hephzibah McBean Rd
Last updated Saturday, February 4th, 2023
Augusta, GA (January 30, 2023) – Two people were killed in a fatal car accident that took place at an intersection in Augusta on the night of Saturday, January 28.
According to Richmond County deputies, the accident happened before midnight at the intersection of Mike Padgett Highway and Hephzibah McBean Road. Police confirmed that a driver was traveling east on the roadway when the driver crossed into the intersection and collided with a building. The vehicle was extensively damaged in the accident.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. Two people were tragically pronounced deceased at the scene of the accident. The parties were identified as 62-year-old Robert Salter and 18-year-old Joshua Campagnari. The parties were both pronounced dead around 2 a.m.
A large portion of the roadway was blocked in the area for some time following the collision. Police worked to clear the scene as quickly as possible.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues. Police will update with new information as it becomes available.
We offer our condolences and sympathies to those who have lost a loved one as a result of this collision.
Fatal Accidents in Georgia
Car accidents are a devastating event that affect far too many victims in Georgia every single year. Though most car accidents are minor-fender benders and lead to injuries, others are so severe that they take the lives of those involved. In 2020, it was reported by the Georgia Department of Transportation that approximately 1,730 people were killed in fatal Georgia car accidents. The truth is, many of these collisions can be prevented but continue to happen due to a wide array of reckless actions. If you have lost someone you love in a fatal car accident, you should speak with an attorney that you can trust.
Losing somebody you love in a fatal car accident can be a difficult thing to endure. If you have sustained these immense losses, it is imperative that you speak with a knowledgeable Augusta car accident lawyer. An attorney can play a vital role in your wrongful death claim, especially knowing that these claims can be incredibly complex. There are many parties who could successfully bring a wrongful death claim, such as the following:
- Spouse of the deceased
- Children of the deceased
- Parents of the deceased
- Personal representative of the estate
You have options after a fatal collision and should speak with a dedicated Augusta wrongful death attorney that you can rely on.
At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we are here for you and your family after you have lost somebody you love in an accident in Georgia. Surviving family members have every right to bring a claim against a party who is responsible for the accident that took the life of a loved one. Speaking with an attorney can help you work toward the compensation that you deserve at this time. Please contact a wrongful death attorney in Augusta at (888) 688-1924 to find out how we can help you during these difficult times.
Note: Our writers used secondary sources when creating this accident news post. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident, therefore, if there is any information that is incorrect, contact Monge & Associates immediately. We will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will remove a post if requested.
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