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Motorcyclist Charles Ripley, Jr., 27, killed in fiery wreck with transit bus at South Marietta Parkway and Aviation Road Marietta, Georgia
The violent wreck happened near the Cobb Community Transit transfer station on the south loop, which has become Marietta's most dangerous stretch of roadway. Police say they've tried to make the area more safe. Channel 2 Action News was with them this summer as they cracked down on people crossing outside of crosswalks and speeding. Ironically they had resumed the stepped up enforcement just days ago.
The motorcycle struck the side of the bus and its rider 27-year-old Charles Ripley, Jr., of Marietta, was pronounced dead at the scene, police spokesman Officer David Baldwin said. It’s unclear if Ripley was wearing a helmet.