A Chattooga County man was killed in a motorcylce accident on Rosedale Road in Northern Floyd County yesterday evening around 9 PM. Georgia State Patrol officials are not releasing the name of the man at this time because all of his family has not been notified. AM 1180 Chattooga County Radio spoke with the GSP at 5:30 AM and the dispatcher stated that the man’s identity would be released later this morning after the family is notified.
According to Trooper Stan Smith of the Georgia State Patrol:
The man, believed to be in his late 30s, was riding a red Yamaha motorcycle westbound near 1915 New Rosedale Road NE when his vehicle left the road. The motorcycle traveled over 200 feet before slamming into a tree.
Smith said the impact threw the driver from the motorcycle, and he was found in a ditch approximately 10 to 15 feet from the vehicle.
Georgia State Patrol officers closed one lane of New Rosedale Road while they investigated the crash. Deputy Coroner Ernie Studard arrived on the scene shortly after 9 p.m. to confirm the fatality.
THE GEORGIA STATE PATROL POST IN ROME CONFIRMED THE IDENTITY OF THE MAN KILLED IN THE MOTORCYCLE WRECK AS 37 YEAR OLD GERALD BYARS OF SUMMERVILLE.
The identity of the man was not yet released pending notification of family members.
Smith said he was dispatched to the scene at 8:36 p.m. He said he was the first emergency responder to arrive at around 8:41 p.m.
He said nearby residents heard the collision but that nobody witnessed the crash
Georgia State Patrol – Rome / The Rome News Tribune