Cyclist hit, killed on Peach Orchard Road

Sunday, June 22, 2014 6:34 AM
Last updated Monday, June 23, 2014 12:24 AM
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A 47-year-old Augusta man was fatally struck while riding a bicycle early Sunday in the 3900 block of Peach Or­chard Road, authorities say.

According to a statement from the deputy coroner, John Kef­fer was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:05 a.m. from blunt force trauma injuries.

Deputies answering the call said Keffer was riding a bicycle against traffic and rode in front of a vehicle traveling in the southbound lane, causing the vehicle to strike his bike. No charges will be filed against the driver of the vehicle.

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rebellious
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rebellious 06/22/14 - 06:17 am
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TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 06/22/14 - 06:22 am
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Tragedy

which is terrible but AC could have waited until they had more information.

IBeDogGone
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IBeDogGone 06/22/14 - 06:41 am
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Dead on Peach Orchard

Did Peach Orchard kill him? I do not think so, wait until you have at least minimal details before posting. Prayers for the family.

IBeDogGone
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IBeDogGone 06/22/14 - 06:49 am
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WJBF

WJBF is reporting that he was hit by a car.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/22/14 - 07:06 am
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Peach Orchard Rd

I lived on Peach Orch with my granmama for years.....it was a 2 lane road at that time....we even picked blackberries out by her fence on the road.....safe as could be, only worried about snakes then.
Well I did worry her slow driving would get us killed at times BUT we made it.
Dang I miss that time I had with her..

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 06/22/14 - 10:43 am
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God bless
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Mr. Keffer's soul.

whyme
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whyme 06/22/14 - 02:32 pm
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I agree

They don't need to post any details. It's really none of our business. A man was killed and sympathy to the family.

paperguy
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paperguy 06/22/14 - 04:43 pm
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He rode

He rode, not road, in front of the vehicle.

paperguy
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paperguy 06/22/14 - 04:44 pm
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He rode

He rode, not road, in front of the vehicle.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 06/22/14 - 07:17 pm
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It is a published story with

It is a published story with a comments section. It is every digital reader's BUSINESS if they want to comment.

Take it up with the AC if you think that certain stories/situations don't merit/warrant comments. They have the option of closing off comments if they like.

Airman
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Airman 06/22/14 - 07:24 pm
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Rode vs Road

I bet the vehicle was in the road

Shortcomment
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Shortcomment 06/23/14 - 06:52 am
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Odd time

Whatever his reason for leaving his house on Boykin Rd, and being on the road at 1:00am and it must have been important.

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Riverman1 06/23/14 - 07:56 am
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We learned the other day that

We learned the other day that mopeds that go up to 35mph are illegal on Peach Orchard Rd. How can bicycles be legal on the same road?

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 06/23/14 - 08:24 am
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I feel sorry for the driver too

It could have been any of us.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 06/23/14 - 08:28 am
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Dittos shrimp. Being the

Dittos shrimp. Being the driver where someone dies has to be horrible, at fault or not.

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oldredneckman96 06/23/14 - 07:49 pm
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State sanctioned death by bicycle.
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Yes, the State sanctioned this death by allowing bicycles on the road. This time, only the drivers car was damaged and the driver was not injured or others. His life is changed forever and not in a good way, no one wants to live with this memory. When a bicycle is involved in a wreck it does not have liability insurance to fix the other cars and property damage. Yes a bicyclist was killed and that is a tragedy, a tragedy the State is causing. This man may have gotten out on the road a 1 AM even if it were against the law but maybe many others would not.

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