Man dies in motorcycle/car crash on Riverside Drive in Macon

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A man died early Tuesday morning after his motorcycle was involved in a crash in Macon.

According to Macon-Bibb County Coroner, Leon Jones, the crash happened on Riverside Drive, across from Butler Toyota, before 6:30 a.m.

Jones says the man is in his 50’s and was thrown about 20 feet from his motorcycle.

According to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, a white Honda, driven by 56 year old Andrea Padgett of Juliette, was making a left turn to get on I-75 South. Her car collided with a Harley Davidson motorcycle that was traveling north on Riverside Drive.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, Padgett had minor injuries and was not taken to the hospital. The next of has not been notified about the motorcycle driver’s death.

No charges have been filed against Padgett at this time. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

According to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, there was another crash on Riverside Drive around the same time as the crash involving the motorcycle. This crash involved a car and Georgia Department of Corrections van. No one was injured.

Anyone with information about the fatal crash is asked to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at (478)751-7500.


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Amanda is a producer and anchor for 41NBC News at Daybreak and 41Today. She comes to Macon from Watertown, NY where she was a reporter, fill in producer and anchor for three years at WWNY. She covered everything from hundred year old birthdays to the shooting death of a New York State Trooper. She also earned a Syracuse Press Club Award for her feature story "A Cheer for Keslie," about a young woman with down syndrome who joins her high school cheer team and is accepted and loved by her squad. Amanda is originally from Brookfield, Connecticut, a small town in the western part of the state. She attended Western Connecticut State University and graduated in May 2014 with a B.A in Media Arts Production. From there she went on to get her master's degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School for Public Communications at Syracuse University. When she's not working, she enjoys watching movies, traveling and spending quality time with her fiancé, family and friends.