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Driver, 83, charged in Grayson motorcyclist death

GRAYSON -- Police have charged an 83-year-old driver with vehicular homicide in the death of a motorcyclist earlier this month in Grayson.

Decatur resident John Murphy was arrested Wednesday on charges of second-degree vehicular homicide and failure to yield, both misdemeanors, in the Aug. 16 crash.

According to a Gwinnett police accident investigation, Murphy turned his 2009 Subaru Forrester into the path of Ravi Singh, 39, of Lawrenceville, about 9:30 p.m. at the intersection of Ga. State Road 20 and Grayson-New Hope Road.

Singh, riding a 2002 Yamaha YZFR1, slammed into Murphy's vehicle and was ejected. He was transported to Gwinnett Medical Center and later died, the report states.

Murphy was charged because he failed to yield the right-of-way to the motorcyclist, his arrest warrant states. He posted $2,600 bond the same day as his arrest.

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BarneyFife 3 years, 1 month ago

They need to keep these old people off the roads. They are a danger and a menace to society.

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andytaylor 3 years, 1 month ago

BarneyFife you will be old one day too and there are more accidents involving younger people than older people.....wonder how you and your parents would feel if they were taken off the road because they are a danger and a menace? Where do you get off saying old people are a menace to society? And no I am not that old but I do have respect and patience for older people something you should learn!

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