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Augusta Teen, 14, Killed in Hit & Run; Driver Sought

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A 14-year-old Augusta boy was killed overnight after he and another juvenile were struck by a hit-and-run driver on Gordon Highway.

Zykeith Harris, 14 (pictured), was pronounced dead at 12:20 on the 1400 block of Gordon Highway, according to Chief Deputy Coroner Kenneth Boose.

Authorities said the second juvenile is receiving medical treatment for serious injuries at GRU Hospital. The name of the second victim was not released.

“The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, Traffic Division, is asking the public’s assistance in identifying an unknown vehicle that struck two pedestrians on Gordon Highway near Dan Bowles, sheriff’s Sgt. Monica Belser said in a press release.

If anyone has any information regarding this crash, please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 706-821-1080.

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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.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Ever seen the fool that likes to use the center lane on Olive Rd at White Rd. as his personal jogging track? Styling for the ladies without a shirt on using his cool ipod? I dont’ expect him to be with us much longer. A fool and his life are soon parted…

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