AUGUSTA (WJBF) — An Augusta man is dead after a motorcycle crash Saturday night.
It happened just before 8 p.m. on Vernon Drive in Augusta.
Richmond County coroner Mark Bowen says 53-year-old Francis Thomas Godbolt Jr. was driving his Harley Davidson motorcycle when he lost control of it and crashed into a utility pole.
Godbolt was taken to the hospital where he later died from his injuries.
The coroner says Godbolt was not wearing a helmet when he crashed.
Bowen also believes speed was a contributing factor.
An autopsy will not be performed.