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Posted: Monday, April 28th 2014 at 7:19pm

Fatal motorcycle wrecks mar Forsyth County weekend

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CUMMING - A pair of fatal motorcycle wrecks over the weekend kept Forsyth County Emergency Services busy.

In the first Deputy First Class Andrew Ives of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Specialist Unit said the collision occurred at approximately 7:00 p.m. on Bald Ridge Marina Road near Georgia 400.

Ives said a 2008 Ford Expedition towing a 24-foot boat trailer was traveling east on Bald Ridge Marina Road. A 2006 Suzuki GSX 600 motorcycle driven by Conor Podwin, 27, of Cumming was also traveling east on Bald Ridge Marina Road when the Suzuki motorcycle changed lanes into the path of the Expedition.

Podwin was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

The second fatal wreck occurred about 36-hours later in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Ives said it happened at 1:33 a.m. on Bay Drive between Keith Bridge Road and Barron Circle, when a 2008 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide, driven by Scott Allen Leetz, 55, of Roswell, was traveling southeast on Bay Drive negotiating a curve in the roadway.

Leetz apparently lost control as he entered the uneven shoulder and was thrown from the motorcycle. He was also pronounced dead at the scene.

Both incidents remain under investigation by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

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