A 48 YEAR OLD ROCK SPRING MAN DIED IN A MOTORCYCLE WRECK IN CATOOSA COUNTY THURSDAY NIGHT.  THE STATE PATROL IDENTIFIED THE VICTIM AS JERRY THORNTON.  HE LOST CONTROL OF THE MOTORCYCLE ON HOOPER ROAD, HIT A DITCH AND FLEW OFF THE BIKE.  A FRIEND OF THE VICTIM SAID THORNTON WAS AN EXPERIENCED RIDER… AND THE CAUSE MAY HAVE BEEN MECHANICAL TROUBLE WITH THE MOTORCYCLE

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