AUGUSTA, Ga. - UPDATE: The name of the person killed as he was walking on Mike Padgett Hwy. has been released.

Christopher Antonio Wright, 44, of Augusta has been named as the deceased.

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Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen says his office is investigating the death of a person who was walking along Mike Padgett Hwy near Phinizy Rd.

Bowen says the pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and pronounced dead just before 3:00AM November 13th.

The identity of the deceased has not been released. An autopsy is scheduled. 

At least 18 pedestrians have died on Richmond County roadways this year, according to data provided to FOX54 by Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

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