Man dies after crashing motorcycle

An Augusta man driving a motorcycle at a high rate of speed and not wearing a helmet died Saturday after slamming into a utility pole in the 2700 block of Vernon Drive, according to Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen.

Thomas Godbolt, 53, who lived on Bertram Drive, was taken to Augusta University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, Bowen said. The wreck happened about 8 p.m.

There will not be an autopsy, Bowen said.

 

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