Richmond Hill Middle School coach killed in crash on Belfast River Road

ByWTOC Staff|October 7, 2020 at 4:53 PM EDT - Updated October 8 at 12:18 PM

BRYAN COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - A motorcyclist was killed in crash Wednesday on Belfast River Road, according to Georgia State Patrol.

According to a trooper at the scene of the crash, a motorcyclist was traveling on Belfast River Road. An SUV tried to turn into an apartment complex and the SUV and motorcycle collided.

The motorcyclist was taken to the hospital and has died. The victim has been identified as Patrick Welch, a teacher and coach at Richmond Hill Middle School.

WTOC has received a copy of the email sent to Richmond Hill Middle School parents that says counselors and other support staff are on campus to help students and staff.

The investigation is ongoing and no decision about possible charges has been made.

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