Houston & Peach

Man dies in hospital day after motorcycle crash in Lizella

A 26-year-old man died Tuesday, the day after he was involved in a two-vehicle cash.

Dontreal Lewis died of a closed head injury at the Medical Center, Navicent Health, said Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones. Lewis was pronounced at 1:30 p.m., Jones said.

Lewis’ address was listed in the 3000 block of South Lizella Road, and his parents are from Goldsboro, North Carolina, said Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones. A Bibb County Sheriff’s Office news release had indicated Lewis was of Warner Robins, but the sheriff’s office says it has since confirmed that Lewis was from North Carolina.

Just before 11 a.m. Monday, Lewis was riding his 2018 Kawasaki ZX1000 motorcycle westbound on Holley Road and a 2005 Nissan Maxima was turning onto Holley Road from South Lizella Road, the release said.

Both vehicles collided at the intersection of South Lizella Road and Holley Road, the release said.

Lewis was taken to the Medical Center, the release said. The driver of the Nissan and his passenger were not injured.

The sheriff’s office is investigating the crash.

Anyone with information about the accident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500, or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article reported the incorrect residence of Dontreal Lewis. Lewis lived on South Lizella Road at the time of his death.

Becky Purser has covered breaking news as well as crime and courts primarily in Houston and Peach counties for The Telegraph. She’s now exploring topics that impact the lives of children, parents and the family. A graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville with a bachelor’s degree in communications/news-editorial sequence, Becky also has covered city and county government for Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia newspapers.
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