UPDATE | Man charged in fatal motorcycle accident dies

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

AUGUSTA, Ga (WRDW-TV) --- The man charged in a fatal motorcycle accident has died.

Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen confirms Michael Acord was found dead yesterday, April 1st. A GBI medical examiner confirms cause of death as suicide.

The District Attorney's Office confirms that, due to Acord's death, the case will be dismissed.


Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- Michael Acord has been released on bond in connection to a fatal motorcycle accident in May.

Acord's bond was set in court on Friday and he bonded out over the weekend. Acord is charged with homicide by vehicle, DUI and reckless driving after the death of Regina Lynn Allen.


Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) - An arrest has been made in connection to a fatal motorcycle accident in May.

Officials said 52-year-old Michael Paul Acord is charged with homicide by vehicle, DUI and reckless driving.

Regina Lynn Allen, 44, from Grovetown was a passenger on the motorcycle Acord was driving. Deputies said Acord was driving at a high speed and lost control of the bike and crashed into a parked 2011 Toyota Tundra in front of the movie theater.

The accident killed Allen in May.



Tuesday, May 27, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) - One person died in a motorcycle accident on Washington Rd. in the Masters Cinema parking lot Tuesday evening, according to investigators.

Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen identifies the victim as 44-year-old Regina Lynn Allen from Grovetown. She was a passenger on the motorcycle.

Deputies say the driver of a newly purchased 2013 Harley Davidson Motorcycle was driving at a high speed and lost control of the bike and crashed into a parked 2011 Toyota Tundra in front of the movie theater. The coroner is investigating alcohol as a possible contributing factor in accident.

The driver was taken to GRU with injuries, according to investigators.

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office STAR team is investigating the crash.




 
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