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FATALITY: Augusta Man in Wheel Chair is Struck by Car & Then Hit by RCSO Patrol Car


The Coroner’s Office is investigating a pedestrian fatality that occurred Saturday night on the 3700 block of Peach Orchard Road, Coroner Mark Bowen said.

Gregory Lynn Baker, 52, of the 3700 block of Byrd Road, was crossing Peach Orchard Road in his wheelchair when he was struck by a southbound vehicle.  Baker was thrown into the northbound lanes where he was struck by a Richmond County Sheriff’s patrol car.

Baker was pronounced dead on the scene at 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

An autopsy is scheduled at the GBI Lab.

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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