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Motorcyclist who died Monday identified



A 45-year-old Augusta man was killed Monday after attempting to pass a turning school bus on Old McDuffie Road.

Melvin R. Morris, 45, of the 2200 block of Nellie Drive, was riding a dirt bike when he tried to pass a school bus as it turned onto Kenny Road.

Morris was pronounced dead at 5:40 p...

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    • Street and trail bikes are legal..if it was a dirt bike with no lights it wouldn’t be legal…but let’s say for arguments sake it was legal…passing a bus isn’t very smart..I rode for years and had some close calls but never because I made a decision like this…most of my close calls were with cagers on their cell phones..I finally sold my bike because I knew it was just a matter of time before I ran into the wrong idiot…literally…

  1. I got to thinking that maybe it was because of the angle of the sun at that time of day but I looked it up. It looks like Kenny Road goes off to the East from Old McDuffie so the motorbike would have been headed South. It should have been clear enough to see the turn signal of the bus. Sounds like sheer stupidity. We should ban all motorbikes. (just kidding)

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