Brooks man dies in Thurday night traffic crash on Hwy. 85 South


Twenty-six year-old Brooks resident Brian Schornak was killed Thursday night on Ga. Highway 85 South when the motorcycle he was riding struck a vehicle turning onto the highway from Porter Road. The investigation of the crash is ongoing and charges are pending.

Maj. Bryan Woodie Friday morning said the Traffic Enforcement Section of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the two vehicle traffic crash that resulted in Schornak’s death. Schornak was pronounced dead at the scene, Woodie said.

Woodie said the crash occurred at approximately 10:31 p.m. on Thursday on Hwy. 85 South at its intersection with Porter Road. The crash occurred when 18 year-old Bobby Pye, of Senoia, was driving a Jeep Wrangler and had been driving westbound on Porter Road.

Pye, the lone occupant of the vehicle, had been stopped at the stop sign on Porter Road at Georgia Highway 85 South, said Woodie.

Woodie said Schornak was operating a 2009 Kawasaki ZX1000 motorcycle traveling northbound on Hwy. 85 and was unaccompanied on the motorcycle.

As Schornak was approaching Porter Road Pye began a left turn (southbound) onto Hwy. 85 South and into the path of Schornak, said Woodie, adding that Schornak was unable to avoid striking the Jeep Wrangler. The motorcycle struck the Jeep in the northbound lane of Hwy. 85 South and Schornak was ejected from the motorcycle, Woodie said.

Pye received minor injuries and elected not to be transported to any medical facility by emergency services personnel for treatment of his injuries, said Woodie.

Woodie said Schornak was wearing legally mandated personal safety equipment and Pye was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the collision.

The investigation is ongoing and charges in this case are pending, Woodie said.

Woodie said this was the first fatal motor vehicle crash to have occurred in unincorporated Fayette County in 2011.