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Crash kills
Hatton man

Victim's motorcycle collides with pickup in Florence

By Seth Burkett
sburkett@decaturdaily.com 340-2355

FLORENCE — A motorcycle crash killed a Hatton man Thursday.

Rickie Glenn Scoggins, 51, was driving his motorcycle east on Veterans Drive when he collided with an eastbound pickup at Broadway Street at 7:39 a.m., Florence police said.

An ambulance took Scoggins to Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Officer Jackey Watkins, a traffic homicide investigator with the Crash Reduction Unit, said the wreck remains under investigation.

Watkins said Scoggins was wearing a helmet.

He is survived by his wife, Vickie; two daughters, Allison Jones and Olivia Scoggins; and one grandchild.

His son-in-law, Slick Jones, said Scoggins, a former employee of Reynolds Aluminum, raised cattle and helped raise his 21-month-old granddaughter, Blythe Jones.

"He was our baby sitter and kept her through the week," Jones said.

Scoggins recently took up motorcycle riding, Jones said. He had had the bike only about three months.

"He had always wanted one and couldn't afford it and finally got one to ride, and he really enjoyed doing it," Jones said.

"He got into a lot of charity things for motorcycle riders where they did it for kids. He and some people from church all rode together."

Scoggins attended Cave Springs Freewill Baptist Church.

"He was just a good person," Jones said. "He'd do anything for you. ... He lived for God."

Jones said Scoggins was like a father to him and will be greatly missed.

"We appreciate everybody's prayers," he said. "Pray for this family. It's going to be a hard time."

Parkway Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

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