Athens man dies in motorcycle wreck

Sunday, July 25, 2010 6:30 AM
Last updated 6:31 AM
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ATHENS, Ga. -- A 46-year-old Athens man was killed Saturday afternoon when he lost control of his motorcycle on Boley Drive, Athens-Clarke police said.

The rider, unidentified pending notification of his family, was driving east along Boley Drive off Commerce Road when he lost control of the bike and struck a utility pole, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene about 5 p.m., Clarke County Coroner Sonny Wilson said.

It is the fourth fatal wreck this month involving a motorcycle. Two riders were killed earlier this month in separate crashes on Hull Road, and an 18-year-old was killed July 4 when he wrecked his motorcycle in Oglethorpe County.

Police suspect speed was a factor in the latest crash, though investigators won't know for sure until they finish reconstructing the accident.

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Ole School
Ole School 07/25/10 - 11:02 am
with the recent " explosion "

with the recent " explosion " of the touring motorcycle its not wonder there is not more deaths ! Riders don`t take this wrong , I love motorcycles , I was hit head on in 81` and have the metal in my leg to prove it . I will not ride anymore but its not because of Me not liking it , its because auto`s don`t care about bikes !!!!!

iletuknow 07/25/10 - 12:17 pm
I dislike their loud toys and

I dislike their loud toys and their agressive driving.

ChaseFisher 07/25/10 - 12:59 pm
We dislike load mouths and

We dislike load mouths and your opinion iletuknow. I think we should walk everywhere we go. More deaths every year in cars accidents than Motorcycles.

RunningMan 07/25/10 - 05:59 pm
ChaseFisher...thats because

ChaseFisher...thats because there are more cars on the roads than motorcycles. I have to agree with iletuknow, particularly for those riding sports bikes - they like to go too fast, and act like they own the road many times than not. If they would just drive the speed limit like the rest of us. Too much power for many of the young riders from what I can see.

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