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UPDATE: Weather conditions probably a factor in deadly Mike Padgett Highway crash

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RICHMOND COUNTY, GA (WFXG) -

UPDATE: The victim in Wednesday morning's deadly accident on Mike Padgett Highway has been identified as twenty-three-year-old Jacob Jackson of Gloverville, SC. According to Coroner Mark Bowen, Jackson was driving a Saturn South on Mike Padgett Highway when he lost control near Hephzibah McBean Road. The vehicle slid sideways into the Northbound lane, striking a vehicle.


UPDATE: According to Lieutenant Michael D'Amico with the Richmond County Sheriff's Office, weather conditions were probably a factor in the Mike Padgett Highway crash on Wednesday morning.

The roads were wet at the time of the crash that left one person dead.


ORIGINAL STORY: A two-vehicle crash on Mike Padgett Highway has left one person dead Wednesday morning.

A spokesperson for the Richmond County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened at Mike Padgett Highway and Hephzibah-McBean road.  One of the drivers has died and the other was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  Dispatch says the call came in at 5:25 a.m.  The crash is under investigation.

The Richmond County Coroner's Office says one of the cars was going south on Mike Padgett Highway and lost control.  The car then went into the northbound lanes and hit the other vehicle. The driver of the car that lost control has died.

The Sheriff's Office says all lanes are now open after the crash.

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