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Augusta Man Killed After Being Ejected in Gordon Highway Wreck

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An Augusta man died early Thursday after wrecking at a local intersection.

The accident occurred just before 2 a.m. Thursday on Gordon Highway and Highland Avenue, Coroner Mark Bowen said.

Jeremy Simpkins, 34, of Darlington Drive, was ejected from his vehicle after striking another vehicle at the intersection, the coroner said.

Simpkins was transported to Augusta University Medical Center by Gold Cross EMS where he was pronounced dead at 4:35 a.m., Bowen said. It doesn’t appear he was wearing a seat belt since he was ejected, the coroner said.

A Facebook page for Simpkins says he is a resident of Edgefield, but the page had not been updated since last summer.

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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.
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