Motorcyclist dies in Columbia Road crash

A 52-year-old north Georgia man was killed Thursday when his motorcycle collided with another vehicle on Columbia Road.

According to a statement from Columbia County Sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris, John Paul Heilig, of Jasper, Ga., was riding on Columbia Road about 6:15 p.m. when he turned into the path of an oncoming Chevrolet Tahoe at William Few Parkway.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and there are no charges against the Tahoe driver, Morris said.

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