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Man dead after motorcycle crash in east Macon

The Bibb County Sheriffs Office is investigating the crash.

MACON, Ga. — A man is dead after his motorcycle crashed on Emory Highway Saturday night. 

According to a release from the Bibb County Sheriff's Office, it happened just before 6 p.m. near the intersection of Short Street East. 

The release says that 51-year-old Aaron West was taken to Navicent Health Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead around 7 p.m.

Witnesses say that West lost control after attempting to avoid a vehicle that merged into his lane. They say that West's motorcycle flipped and that the vehicle that he was avoiding may not have known he was there. 

The crash is still under investigation. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Bibb County Sheriff's office. Their number is 478-751-7500.  

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