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Man dies in motorcycle crash

WINDER - A man was killed late Thursday when the motorcycle he was driving struck a utility pole.

Winder resident Robert Swenson, 49, was pronounced dead at the Barrow Regional Medical Center shortly after the accident at 9:49 p.m., Winder police Lt. Dennis Dorsey said.

The accident occurred on Ga. Highway 53, just south of Sims Road. Officer Dustin Kaster said the cause of the accident was unknown, but that Swenson's 2006 Harley-Davidson left the road before striking the pole.

The accident is still under investigation.