Fort Gordon service member dies in Augusta motorcycle crash

Updated: Jun. 18, 2021 at 8:14 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A service member from Fort Gordon was killed early Friday when he was thrown from his motorcycle after being struck by a vehicle from behind.

It happened at Gordon Highway and Highland Avenue.

Dylan Bautista, 22, was stopped for the light at the intersection when he was rear-ended by a vehicle, according to Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen.

Bautista was thrown from the motorcycle and died on the scene.

He was pronounced dead at 2:07 a.m.

He was wearing a helmet, Bowen said.

An autopsy has been scheduled at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation lab.

Cody Allen Cauthen, 29, was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor homicide by vehicle, following too closely and driving too fast for the conditions, according to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

Cody Allen Cauthen
Cody Allen Cauthen(WRDW)

It’s the same intersection where a Richmond County deputy was involved in a multiple-vehicle crash on June 7. Deputy Christina Dunn hurt in a crash while traveling south on Highland Avenue when another vehicle ran a red light at Gordon Highway, according to authorities.

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