Motorcycle death is second in 24 hours

A South Carolina woman died after crashing her motorcycle Monday night, the second such fatality in less than 24 hours.


Richmond County sheriff's Capt. Scott Gay said the woman, who had not been identified late Monday, lost control of her motorcycle shortly before 8 p.m., at the Riverwatch Parkway ramp near the Broad Street intersection. No other vehicles were involved.

Sunday night, an active duty serviceman was killed while he sat on his parked 2007 Kawasaki motorcycle on Bobby Jones Expressway at the Laney Walker Boulevard exit.

Sgt. 1st Class James B. Gray, 34, of Buffalo, N.Y., had pulled over when he was struck from behind by a 2008 Ford Mustang, according to Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Bowen. He died at the scene from his injuries around 11:30 p.m., the coroner said.

Gerald Wright, 37, was charged with DUI, following too closely, leaving the scene of an accident and driving with an open container, according to jail records.

Gray leaves behind a wife and two children, a Fort Gordon spokesman said.