Names Released in Deadly Accident that Killed 2 People in Augusta

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Two people are dead after a car crash on Mike Padgett Highway.

It happened around 11:30 Saturday night near Goshen Road.

The Richmond County coroner confirms 24-year-old Shabazz Holmes of Waynesboro and 36-year-old James Cannon of Hephzibah were both killed in the accident.

Holmes was driving north and Cannon was driving south when they hit each other head-on.

Both were pronounced dead at the hospital.

Autopsies are scheduled for this week.

The Richmond County Sheriff’s office is investigating.

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