The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a  traffic accident that occurred on Emery Highway at Lakeside Road, just before 2:00 P.M.

It was reported that a motorcycle driven by 53-year-old Eric Ashley of Lizella was traveling  west on Emery Highway. A 2004 Nissan Murano driven by 46-year-old David Draper of Perry was making a left turn from Emery Highway onto Lakeside Road. 

Both vehicles collided at the intersection. Eric Ashley was transported to the hospital to be treated for injuries. His condition is unknown at this time.  The driver of the Nissan David Draper was unharmed.

It was later reported that Eric Ashley died at the hospital. The next of kin has been notified, according to Coroner Leon Jones.

Anyone with information in reference to this accident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.