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Augusta Man Arrested in 2 DOT Hit & Run Deaths; Long History of Bad Driving!


Lonnie MillerAn Augusta man was charged Monday afternoon in the hit & run deaths of two workers with the S.C. Department of Transportation.

Lonnie Dean Miller, 29, was charged with two counts of leaving the scene of an accident involving death, and one charge of leaving the scene of an accident involving an injury.

He is a repeat offender with a long history of arrests and traffic offenses, INCLUDING SPEEDING IN A CONSTRUCTION ZONE. Other arrests included charges of obstructing officers, cocaine possession, driving with a suspended license, expired tag, no proof of insurance, passing in a no-passing zone and more!

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Anthony J. Redmond 54, of Warrenville, and Robert Clark, 64, of Aiken, have been identified as the S.C. Department of Transportation workers killed Monday morning.

Both men were pronounced dead on the scene. A third DOT worker received minor injuries in the hit & run wreck on Augusta Road near Storm Branch Road shortly before 9 a.m. this morning.

The Aiken County Coroner’s Office along with the S.C. Highway Patrol and the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the early morning incident.

“All three gentlemen were struck by a vehicle that fled the scene,” Chief Deputy Coroner Daryl Ables said in a press release.

Authorities say a tan Pontiac Grand Prix was traveling north on S.C. Highway 421 when the driver swerved to the right side and hit the workers.  Troopers located the suspect vehicle nearby but the driver was not there. The vehicle will be processed for evidence, authorities said.


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. What a piece of complete donkey $hit , there was no doubt in my mind that this sorry excuse of a human being had problems operating a motor vehicle . I also suspect the REASONS he ran (like a coward) is he was drunk, high or both ,had something illegal in his car like drugs and guns . I hope the judge sets his bail so high he can’t get out or denies him all together . What a loser ! ! ! Just plain typical ! ! !

  2. Figured he had an intensive criminal history, like every other story some law figure kept giving him breaks hoping he would get on the right track ,trying to make room for more felony charged inmates ,worrying about over crowding and inmates sleeping on pallets on floors and what happens, this kind of crap. Two families lives for ever changed because this slob was allowed to roam the streets committing crimes. If he had been incarcerated ,if some judge or good lawyer had done their job properly those two men would still be here today talking about taking their fishing trip. So what he turned him self in, his mother crying him crying don’t mean nothing ! They seemed only worried about their family . Fact is, two men are still dead because of Mr.Miller’s selfish actions

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