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Monroe Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident Saturday

The accident occurred on Youth-Monroe Road, south of Loganville.

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. 

According to a witness, both lanes of Youth Monroe were shut down while the victim was being treated. GSP and Walton County Fire/Rescue and EMS were on the scene

It is not clear at this time whether any charges will be filed. According to GSP, the accident is still under investigation.

JT October 10, 2012 at 03:33 PM
As I read these posts it saddens me to see so many people more concerned with who is to blame than the condition of the individuals and families involved in this tragic accident. The key word I would like to stress is "accident" because that young man did not intentionally harm anyone. Everyone on the road is human. If he made a mistake that reinforces the reality that he is human. No driver is perfect, we all make mistakes. It seems obvious that both parties involved were not obeying the laws of the roadway. To go off of the best-case stated by brandy is that the motorcyclist was traveling up to 65 mph in a 50 mph zone. This is illegal and unsafe. Also, the young man possibly made an illegal turn causing the accident. I believe what we should all take from this is that we should all follow the laws of the road (speed limits) and always be aware of our surroundings while driving because we hold the lives of others in our hands.
Minister Reid October 10, 2012 at 11:57 PM
I am so appalled at the negative comments about George Latimore. He was a great friend and man to members of my family. Understand when you make comments about a person you hurt the family more than should be. He died what should be said is that how sorry you are and either way it goes be mindful of people. The Law requires you be more aware of motorist on the streets at the end of the day the driver knows what he did. And for the rest of his life he will have to live with the guilt that he killed a man. Wither or not he was at fault God knows the truth. Let us morn with the family, pray with the family and let justice prevail when it comes to the driver. Minister Reid
M.A.Dawson October 11, 2012 at 12:27 AM
Is it just me or does 90% of the free world have problems with spelling and constructing legible sentences? Not to mention, what Reverend Do-Right said here has been stated here 10 times already, only clearly. Of course people should be respectful of everyone involved but every time these same things are repeated, the worse it is. If you want to show respect, do so with a one line prayer or something and please have someone else give it a literacy check before submitting. Good God!
Mr one love October 11, 2012 at 02:24 AM
Ppl please stop this.a live is gone its time to pull together and not apart. We must pray for both family's not pull each other down.i pray that we all learn how together and stop all of this.
M.A.Dawson October 11, 2012 at 03:38 AM
I feel compelled once again to ask: Is it just me or does 90% of the free world have problems with spelling and constructing legible sentences? I dropped out of the public school system the day I turned 16 because I needed hours at work to support my siblings. A week later I was escorted back to school by Jasper County law enforcement as I failed to follow resignation policy. The point is, I am shocked at the ignorance of Americans. This freedom we have all come to take for granted is obviously too much for some of us. Do you people ever read books? Do you ever do anything to self improve? No, I'm not talking about watching reality TV. It's no wonder this nation is in the crapper. Few of us can wipe our own... I mean blow our own nose. GOD help us.

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