UPDATE: Fatal Motorcyle Crash on Hwy 231 South

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UPDATE: 9:00 PM

DOTHAN POST – A two-vehicle crash today, May 4, claimed two lives. Jimmy Lee Walker, 46, of Columbus, Ga., was killed when the 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle he was operating collided with another motorcycle after experiencing a blow out.

The operator of the other motorcycle, Timothy Lewis Rakestraw, 33, of Phenix City was also killed.

Rakestraw was operating a 1998 Harley Davidson. There were no passengers involved.

The crash occurred at 2:55 p.m. on U.S. 231 at the 4.7 mile marker. Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.

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UPDATE: 5:01 PM

The crash happened northbound on 231 using southbound lanes to redirect traffic.

The scene is clear of wreckage but investigators are still on scene.

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DOTHAN POST – Troopers are on the scene of a two-vehicle (both are motorcycles) crash on U.S. 231 between the 7 & 8 mile marker.

Both riders are fatalities.

In respect for the families, names have not yet been released.

We will have more information on News 4 at Five.


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