Motorcyclist killed on Windsor Spring Road

Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 8:03 PM
Last updated Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 2:25 PM
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A motorcyclist was killed Saturday afternoon in a wreck at the intersection of Windsor Spring Road and Veterans Drive, just north of Meadowbrook Drive.

Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Bowen said a Chevrolet Silverado pickup turning onto Windsor Spring pulled into the path of the Suzuki GSX ridden by the victim, Dondeagio Bennett, 43, of Hephzibah.

Bennett was taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital, where he died, Bowen said.

The pickup's driver, Robert Dixon, 46, of the 3400 block of Stirrup Court, was arrested at the scene and charged with homicide by vehicle, DUI and failure to yield after stopping at a stop sign, jail records show.

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Iamrightyouarewrong
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Iamrightyouarewrong 01/15/11 - 09:45 pm
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As a person who has ridden

As a person who has ridden since he was eight (now in his fifties) I have seen this scenario all too often. My prayers to the family of the victim. Drivers....PLEASE be aware when you are driving. Put down your cell phones and watch the road. (not saying this driver was talking) Bikers, please be extra aware these days. Too many people have too many distractions in their cars. Ride to live.....Live to ride!

Crime Reports and Rewards TV
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Crime Reports and Rewards TV 01/15/11 - 11:14 pm
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This is why i was forced to

This is why i was forced to go to four wheels. Mark Lynn, Mayor Lynns son, one of my best friends was taken out about like this.

xpresso1
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xpresso1 01/15/11 - 11:58 pm
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How very sad. DUI kills when

How very sad. DUI kills when are people gonna get it? My prayers go out to both families.

usapatriot
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usapatriot 01/16/11 - 12:44 am
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I had a bike while I was a 22

I had a bike while I was a 22 year old heck raiser in Hawaii. A combination of how reckless I was and how ignorant 4 wheelers were of bikers got me off it after a year. I'd like to get back on one, but no.

LisaRN499
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LisaRN499 01/16/11 - 01:15 am
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To the Bennett family, My

To the Bennett family,
My heart aches for you, and you all are in my prayers. If you need anything, please contact me via FB.

Lisa Sturgill

old49er
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old49er 01/16/11 - 06:56 am
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I love to ride and will

I love to ride and will continue to do so, but it is scary sometimes. Not only do you have people who pull out in front of you like you are not there, but also have idiots who get right on top of your back wheel because they are evidently in some huge hurry to get somewhere. It's aggravating when you are in a car, but downright dangerous when you are on a motorcycle.

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rmwhitley 01/16/11 - 10:10 am
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God Bless Mr. Bennett's Soul.
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God Bless Mr. Bennett's Soul.

jmfauver
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jmfauver 01/16/11 - 10:23 am
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Don was my neighbor,his wife

Don was my neighbor,his wife just told me less then 20 minutes ago...I am still shaking my head

dani
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dani 01/16/11 - 12:14 pm
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It is good to see that

It is good to see that charges were filed against the driver of the pickup.

User420
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User420 01/16/11 - 03:16 pm
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There really is no excuse for

There really is no excuse for drunk driving. If you know you're gonna drink make plans to have a designated driver, or stay the night where you are, call a family member or friend if you're stuck, or if worst comes to worse call a cab. I ...think some of the cab companies around here will pick up people at bars who are too drunk to drive and drive them home for free. Also I think some of the towing services here will even come get you and your car. Like I said there is no excuse for this. There are plenty of options. If you're going to be drinking make plans for getting yourself and anyone else who may with you home safe in advance!

StrawberryLove
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StrawberryLove 01/16/11 - 03:27 pm
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My heart goes out to his

My heart goes out to his family. People just don't pay attention to motorcycles and to add alcohol to it is twice as bad. My deepest condolences.

CoastalDawg
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CoastalDawg 01/16/11 - 03:35 pm
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It is time for our

It is time for our legislature to elevate the vehicular homicide charge to one of murder when the driver is DUI and make it a death penalty case. The irresponsible driver who gets drunk and gets behind the wheel of a vehicle is just as guilty as a man who takes a gun and sprays bullets around until he kills one or more people. That drunk driver has made a conscious decision to drive a vehicle and possibly cause the death of an innocent person. It is a planned event exactly like a murder is planned. Time to make that individual pay with his/her own life.

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Jay69 01/16/11 - 04:29 pm
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I've known Don for 15years.

I've known Don for 15years. We served together in Hawaii as Military Policeofficers in 1998. He was my supervisor. Around 2006, I ran into him again, he was my neighbor in Hephzibah. We use to ride our bikes together. What a great guy he was. People......PLEASE pay attention to what you're doing when you drive. My heart goes out to his family and GOD bless his soul. He will be DEEPLY missed!!

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follower 01/16/11 - 04:41 pm
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Coastal Dawg, I agree with

Coastal Dawg, I agree with you 100%. When alcohol is a contributing factor in taking someone's life when behind the wheel, the minimum should be life in prison. The penalty is far too soft as it is.

I rode for years, but like many that posted above, the fear of others surpassed the joy of riding. Too, too many reckless drivers out there.

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TONEY KEY 01/16/11 - 04:41 pm
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MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE

MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE BENNETT-FRENCH FAMILY.DON WAS NOT JUST A FRIEND,HE WAS FAMILY.DON HAD MANY BROTHERS AND THEY STILL HAD ROOM FOR ON ONE MORE.DON WILL TRULY BE MISSED.IF THERE IS ANYTHING THAT I CAN DO,PLEASE CALL.WE'RE HOLDING YOU GUYS IN OUR PRAYERS.

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soldout 01/16/11 - 09:46 pm
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Better than not drinking and

Better than not drinking and driving is just "not drinking". We make lots of mistakes in life that cause regrets but this is one that each person has total control over and never has to happen again.

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shill101 01/16/11 - 10:55 pm
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As I read this article I can

As I read this article I can only find one word to describe how I feel, (SICK) Dondeago And I attended school together from elementary thru high school and from our first meeting until the last time I say him, he was my friend I can't think of him ever being angry or not having a smile on his face so when I read some of the comments left about him I felt compelled to chime in to also bare witness to the person and friend he was. I don't know the people he shared a life with in Augusta but I know all of you must be great because good people attract each other and Dondeagio was truly A GREAT PERSON {Rest In Peace MY FRIEND}

LisaRN499
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LisaRN499 01/17/11 - 09:31 pm
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I have to add, I hope the DA

I have to add, I hope the DA decides that Mr. Dixon be tried for MURDER!!! ENOUGH already. The family & close friends of Mr. Bennett are grieving, hurting, & devastated by the loss of a loving Husband, loving Father, and Friend. Mr. Dixon, with his decision to drink took Don away from too many people too soon. I feel responsible as a friend of his wife, and son to say this, because people will forget, and this MURDERER will be loose on the road sometime soon to kill again. I hope Justice will be served!!!!!!

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