Update: Winder man dies in motorcycle crash on Hwy 11 Saturday


MONROE, GA (May 6, 2023) Georgia State Patrol Post 46 Assistant Commander Sgt. Richard Thacker confirmed that a motorcyclist died in the crash on Ga. 11 in Monroe this afternoon. He said that at 2.56 p.m., Walton County Sheriff’s Office requested GSP investigate a fatal crash on Georgia 11

On 05/06/2023, at approximately 1456 hours, the Walton County Sheriff’s Department requested the Georgia State Patrol to investigate a fatal crash on Georgia 11 near Mountain Creek Church Road.

“TFC Rice responded to the scene and his investigation revealed the following: A green motorcycle was traveling south on Georgia 11 at a high speed and was approaching a private driveway. A black Buick Lacrosse was attempting to make a left turn out of the private driveway, at which time, the motorcycle struck the driver’s door of the Buick,” Thacker said. “The driver (William Bauers of Winder, Georgia (Age 40) of the motorcycle succumbed to his injuries on scene.”

Thacker said the next of Kin has been notified.

MONROE, GA (May 6, 2023) – Walton County and Georgia State Patrol first responders are currently on the scene of a two-vehicle crash on Highway 11 near Mountain Creek Church Road involving a car and a motorcycle.

Walton County Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Craig League said crews responded to the report of the accident at about 3 p.m. on Saturday and crews were still on the scene at 3:45 p.m. One lane on Highway 11 was open to traffic.

GSP is working the crash and Post 46 Assistant Commander Sgt. Richard Thacker said he will update with details when they are available.

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