LUMPKIN CO., GA
Georgia State Patrol has confirmed one fatality as a result of a two-vehicle accident on highway US-129 North, one mile from the Lumpkin/Union County line. The wreck occurred when the driver of the motorcycle swerved across the yellow lines into on coming traffic. Details to follow. According to the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office, the road has been shut down, and drivers are advised to take an alternate route, “Please take an alternate route when traveling this area. Please keep all involved in your prayers.”
Official press release from GSP: ”
On 8/28/18 at approximately 1512 hours, there was a two vehicle crash on SR 11 near MM 9 in Lumpkin County. Vehicle 1 was traveling north on SR 11. Vehicle 2 was traveling south on SR 11. Driver 1 was traveling too fast for conditions and failed to maintain his lane. Driver 1 lost control of his vehicle and the vehicle traveled on its right side into the southbound lane of SR 11. Vehicle 2 struck vehicle 1 with the front of vehicle 2.
Vehicle 1, a green Kawasaki motorcycle driven by a Mr. Matthew Cohen of Alpharetta, Georgia traveled too fast for conditions (sharp curves) and traveled into the opposite lane of travel. Vehicle 2, a white GMC van driven by Mr. Kevin Rose struck Mr. Cohen. Mr. Matthew Cohen received fatal injuries.”
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Police are investigating a hit and run which occurred Friday night, August 12th at approximately 10:40 pm. FYN spoke with the sister of the 18 year old man who was struck while searching for his phone on the service road which runs by the Walmart in Gilmer County. The hit and run left the young man with a fractured skull and eye socket. Authorities were called and the victim was transported to Kennestone Hospital where he was treated and kept overnight.
Witnesses describe the car involved in the hit and run as a dark colored, newer model Chevrolet Camaro possibly dark blue or black. Police and family members are asking for the public’s help in locating the vehicle. The victim’s sister has this plea for the public,
Please let us know if you have any information about this person, he(she) needs to be held responsible for what he did to my brother.
Be on the lookout for a dark colored car which likely has damage to the hood. Anyone with any information should contact local authorities. FetchYourNews.com will update as additional information becomes available.