A man charged with reckless homicide in the death of motorcycle rider in the Augusta area has pleaded guilty. The court sentenced the defendant, 31, to eight years in prison, though all but 90 days of the sentence was suspended. Authorities initially suspected that he was drag racing when car hit the victim’s motorcycle, and it is not clear if that theory has been completely ruled out.
A residential Augusta street where a young woman was killed is dangerous for pedestrians, residents say. Some say that, sadly, it is a surprise that more people have not been hurt in car accidents while trying to get around on that road.