A Buena Vista, Georgia, woman is dead after the motorcycle she was riding crashed into a tractor-trailer truck at Macon and Lynch Road in Midland, the Muscogee County Coroner’s Office said. Early reports said the semi-truck failed to yield.
The 22-year-old woman was pronounced dead of blunt force trauma at 1:55 p.m. Thursday, January 26, in the emergency room at Midtown Medical Center, said Muscogee County Deputy Coroner Charles Newton. Local police told a reporter for the Ledger-Enquirer that the Freightliner semi-truck turned left at an intersection, failing to yield to the Yamaha motorcycle, which was approaching the same intersection from the opposite direction. “According to the report, the truck driver failed to yield and turned left in front of the motorcycle causing the motorcycle to strike the rear of the trailer,’’ the newspaper reported.
Based on the accounts of people who knew the woman who died, she would have been returning home from classes at Columbus State University where she was enrolled. She had served four years in the U.S. Army before leaving the military to pursue her education. Among the many people following the tragic news are fellow students at Columbus State, friends and acquaintances from the military, family and other friends.
Failure to Yield
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