Regional Roundup: Fatal Motorcycle Crash, Armed Man Killed by Deputies and Teen Dies in Rollover Crash
A look at top Patch stories from around Georgia.
Monroe Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident Saturday -- Monroe Patch
A Monroe man died in a motorcycle accident on Youth-Monroe Road on Saturday afternoon.
According to a spokesman with the Georgia State Patrol, the crash was between a passenger vehicle and a motorcycle. Troopers were called to the scene on Youth Monroe Road near Ho Hum Hollow at about 3 p.m. The motorcycle operator, George Latimore, 54, was airlifted to Grady Hospital in Atlanta, but did not survive his injuries.
Armed Canton Man Killed by Cherokee Deputies – Canton-Sixes Patch
A Canton man who was firing a .45 caliber handgun outside his home and involved in a domestic dispute was shot and killed by Cherokee County Sheriff's Office deputies Saturday.
Three deputies who were involved in the shooting have been put on paid administrative leave, and an investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is now underway.
Teen Dies in Rollover Crash – Cartersville Patch
Funeral services are set for a Cartersville teen killed early Saturday when his truck overturned in a single-vehicle crash.
Caleb Donovan Thacker, 19, was driving east on Industrial Park Road in Cartersville when his truck left the roadway about 4:10 a.m., WBHF-AM 1450 reported. Thacker, who was not buckled up, was ejected as his truck rotated and overturned, striking a utility pole, road sign and railroad rail before coming to rest upside down.