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Winder man killed in motorcycle crash

By Joe Johnson

William Bauer, 40, of Winder was killed Saturday afternoon when his motorcycle crashed on Georgia State Road 11 in Monroe.

Shortly before 3 p.m., the Walton County Sheriff’s Department requested the Georgia State Patrol to investigate the crash on Georgia 11 near Mountain Creek Church Road.

The investigation determined that Bauer's motorcycle had been southbound and approaching a private driveway from which a car was leaving to make a left turn .

According to GSP, the motorcycle struck the car's driver-side door and Bauer was fatally injured.

Witnesses reportedly told troopers that the motorcycle had been speeding.

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