clear
Friday April 29th, 2016 3:48AM

Fatal motorcycle wrecks mar Forsyth County weekend

By Staff
CUMMING - A pair of fatal motorcycle wrecks over the weekend kept Forsyth County Emergency Services busy.

In the first Deputy First Class Andrew Ives of the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office Traffic Specialist Unit said the collision occurred at approximately 7:00 p.m. on Bald Ridge Marina Road near Georgia 400.

Ives said a 2008 Ford Expedition towing a 24-foot boat trailer was traveling east on Bald Ridge Marina Road. A 2006 Suzuki GSX 600 motorcycle driven by Conor Podwin, 27, of Cumming was also traveling east on Bald Ridge Marina Road when the Suzuki motorcycle changed lanes into the path of the Expedition.

Podwin was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

The second fatal wreck occurred about 36-hours later in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Ives said it happened at 1:33 a.m. on Bay Drive between Keith Bridge Road and Barron Circle, when a 2008 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide, driven by Scott Allen Leetz, 55, of Roswell, was traveling southeast on Bay Drive negotiating a curve in the roadway.

Leetz apparently lost control as he entered the uneven shoulder and was thrown from the motorcycle. He was also pronounced dead at the scene.

Both incidents remain under investigation by the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office.
© Copyright 2016 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 1 year ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 1 year ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 1 year ago )
Local/State News
Riverside Military Academy announces new president
The Board of Trustees for Riverside Military Academy announced Thursday they have selected a new president to lead the institution. Col. William J. Gallagher, US Army (Ret.), will be the ninth president in the academy's 109-year history
By Alyson Shields, Bryan Pirkle
9:59PM ( 5 hours ago )
UPDATED: Authorities identify body in Lake Lanier
The body pulled from Lake Lanier Thursday afternoon has been identified as a missing Dekalb County firefighter.
6:00PM ( 9 hours ago )
Design of Lanier Tech's new campus beginning to take shape
​Preliminary plans for Lanier Technical College's new campus on Highway 365 at Howard Road in Hall County are beginning to emerge.
4:32PM ( 11 hours ago )
Hall County terminates fire department official after arrest
Circumstances surrounding the case are unclear, but the lieutenant in charge of inspections and investigations for Hall County Fire Services has been terminated.
3:36PM ( 12 hours ago )
Authorities search Lake Lanier for missing DeKalb firefighter
A missing person's report has been filed for a DeKalb County firefighter, last seen at Sunset Cover Marina on Lake Lanier Saturday.
1:45PM ( 14 hours ago )