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Escambia County man dies in motorcycle crash
ESCAMBIA COUNTY -- An Escambia County man is now dead after his motorcycle collied with a bus..
On Monday a school bus driver was on 46th Avenue and says she didn't see the oncoming motorcycle driven by 22-year old Cody Austin.
State troopers say the bus driver tried to turn left onto Lillian Highway right into the path of Austin.
He hit the bus, slide under it and collided with the rear tires.
Austin died at Baptist Hospital a few days later.
"A cross and stuffed animals marks the spot where 22 year old Cody Austin lost his life on Monday."
Family member say 22 year old Larry Cody Austin had just left work on Monday when a school bus pulled out in front of his path..
Cathie Silcox "From what I understand he laid the bike down, but hit the back wheel. Probably him and the motorcycle seeing the shape the motorcycle was in."
Cody's family gathered at the intersection and placed a cross in his memory..
"The boy knew how to live and love."
They say he was a caring person who had his entire life ahead of him..
But his death wouldn't put a stop to his generosity..
Cody was an organ donor.
"Who knows what but what one of Cody's organs is going to be placed into somebody that can cure cancer, who can solve wars, who can fix it. That's a possibility."
Cody's family hopes the cross reminds drivers to always stay vigilant.
"Where your colors make yourself as visible as you possibly can and know how hard it is to see people on the road, but it's not just motorcycles its pedestrians, people on bikes, people crossing the street."
"Live and love was Cody's motto and one day his family hopes to meet the families that might have received his organs during transplant surgeries.
The Escambia County School District says the bus driver has been dependable, safe, and diligent in the past.
They also say the camera on the bus indicated the driver looked both ways several times.
She's now on leave while the incident is being investigated.