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2 Pedestrians Killed by Car in Augusta; Victims May Have Been Drinking


Alcohol may be a contributing factor in the deadly wreck that killed two pedestrians on Sunday night in Augusta, authorities said.

CoryCory J. Dimmick, 28, of Mike Padgett Highway, Augusta (top picture), and Michael O’Grady, 19, of Horseshoe Road, Augusta (below), were both struck and killed around 9:45 p.m. Sunday, according to Coroner Mark Bowen.

“Dimmick and O’Grady were in the right through lane of the northbound side of the 4600 block of Mike Padgett Highway,” the coroner said in a press release. “A Nissan Maxima traveling northbound struck Dimmick and O’Grady. Both O’Grady and Dimmick died from blunt force trauma and no autopsies will be done.”

Michael O'GradyBowen said that area was not well lit and the pedestrians may have been drinking before the crash.

“It is believed that alcohol may have been a contributing factor on the pedestrians,” Bowen said. “Toxicology test for drugs and alcohol will be done.”

Information on the driver and possible charges have not been released.

Editor’s Note: If you have a photo to remember Michael O’Grady, please text it to The Jail Report at 803-487-3224. 

Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.


  1. Sigh….stop pulling victim’s pics from their Facebook page.. Show some damn respect. No man should go out and his last contribution to society be a moronic pic or selfie from social media.

  2. Its easier that way , you don’t have to waste time pulling out a real photo album with real memories and find an appropriate picture .Just get use to it most everyone is getting way too lazy.Facebook should be called A$$book sometimes ,just saying .

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