Motorcycle rider killed in Windsor Spring Rd. crash

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January 15, 2011

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- A motorcycle rider has died after striking a pickup truck that pulled out into traffic, Richmond County Deputy Coroner Mark Bowen said Saturday.

Deputies were called to Windsor Spring Road at Veterans Drive, near Meadowbrook Drive around 4:30 p.m., Bowen said in an e-mail.

43-year-old Dondeagio Bennett of Hephzibah was riding a Suzuki GSX bike north on Windsor Spring Road when a Chevrolet Silverado pulled out from Veterans Drive into the path of Bennett's motorcycle. Bennett struck the driver's side of the truck and later died at MCG, Bowen said.

The truck's driver, 46-year-old Robert Dixon, was arrested. Dixon is charged with Homicide by Vehicle, DUI, and Failure to Yield.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.