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Macon bicyclist dies after crashing into log truck on Broadway

Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones says the man died in surgery Wednesday night

MACON, Ga. — Bibb deputies are investigating after a fatal car crash that happened just before 5:30 p.m. Wednesday on Broadway at Mead Road.

According to a news release from the Bibb County Sheriff's Office, a 36-year-old man driving an empty log truck was turning right off of Mead Road onto Broadway when the bicyclist coming from the Food Mart at the corner of Antioch and Broadway ran into the rear tires of the trailer.

Rescue crews took the bicyclist, 62-year-old Melvin Butler, to the Medical Center, Atrium Health Navicent.

Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones says Butler died in surgery just before 9 p.m.

Jones says Butler is originally from Albany, Georgia, and his remains are being returned there for his funeral.

No one else was hurt.

If you have any information that can help in the accident investigation, you can call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500.

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