2017-01-25 / For The Record

WAYNESBORO MAN DIES IN DIRT BIKE ACCIDENT

By Roy F. Chalker, Jr.

A Waynesboro man was killed in a dirt bike accident in south Richmond County last week. According to information from the Richmond County Coroner's office, 18-yearold Desmond Lamar Burdette-Patterson of Persimmon Drive in Waynesboro died when the bike he was riding hit a pickup truck on Hephzibah-McBean Road.

According to the coroner, at about 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, Burdette's bike hit the truck, went into the other lane and was hit by another vehicle. The report said the bike had no lights, that Burdette was wearing dark clothing and the roadway was not well lit.

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident.

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