UPDATE: Bicyclist dies after collision with tractor trailer

It happened just before 5:30 Wednesday night at the intersection of Broadway and Mead Road.

UPDATE (5/26) – Macon-Bibb Coroner Leon Jones tells 41NBC the bicyclist involved in the accident, now identified as 62-year-old Melvin Butler, died from his injuries around 9 p.m. Wednesday.


MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A bicyclist is in critical condition at the hospital after an incident Wednesday night involving a tractor trailer.

It happened at the intersection of Broadway and Mead Road just before 5:30, according to a Bibb County Sheriff’s Office news release.

The release says a tractor trailer, driven by a 36-year-old Lizella man, was making a right turn off Mead Road onto Broadway when a bicycle, operated by a 62-year-old man, collided with the trailer’s rear tires.

The 62-year-old man was taken to Atrium Health Navicent.

Call the Bibb County Sheriff’s office if you have additional information.

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