Motorcyclist killed in Baldwin County

MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – An early morning motorcycle accident claimed the life of a biker.

The motorcyclist collided with a car Sunday, around 1 a.m., on Meriweather Road a half of a mile from  Georgia Highway 441, according to Baldwin County Sheriff Capt. Brad King.

Georgia State Trooper Michael Screws said the motorcyclist, who has been identified as Ronald Wright was traveling west on Meriweather Road.

“He was negotiating a curve and for some unknown reason crossed over into the east bound lane and hit a jeep,” said Screws.

The jeep was occupied by the driver and a passenger, added Screws.

Wright’s bike struck the jeep’s passenger side bumper and fender. The bike went about 24 feet from the roadway and Wright was ejected and landed 41 feet from the roadway.

Wright’s chest was crushed and his neck was broken. He died on the scene as a result of his injuries. He was wearing a helmet but it was old and the strap broke, continued the state trooper.

Screws said someone passing by performed CPR on Wright and detected alcohol. The trooper said there was a faint odor of alcohol on Wright. Blood was drawn from Wright, to determine if alcohol was the cause of the accident.
However, the results will not be available for weeks, he added.

“A lot of people in Milledgeville knew him,” continued Screws.

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