AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - An Augusta woman is dead after a crash in South Augusta late Friday night. It happened on the 1500 block of Gordon Hwy. near local nightclub Rendezvous At Three, or 3DL.
Richmond County dispatch confirmed the first call came in at 10:40 p.m. FOX 54 crews arrived on scene to find parts of the road on both sides blocked off by deputies with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and Augusta Fire-Rescue ambulances. Investigators could be seen surveying at least three vehicles, a motorcycle, an SUV and a sedan.
Saturday afternoon, Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen confirmed that 25-year-old Monriah Elam died after the crash. Bowen says she she rear-ended another vehicle that was stopped due to another crash. She was not wearing a safety belt.
Elam was taken to Augusta University Medical Center where she was pronounced dead at 11:24 p.m. Her body is scheduled for autopsy Monday at the GBI Crime Lab.