Motorcyclist  killed in collision with Tyrone patrol unit, 2 officers injured

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A vehicle crash in Tyrone at the Ga. Highway 74 and Dogwood Trail intersection during the late afternoon hours of July 1 resulted in the death of a motorcycle driver and non-life-threatening injuries to two Tyrone police officers.

Georgia State Patrol (GSP) troopers on Friday responded to the intersection of Hwy. 74 and Dogwood Trail to investigate a crash involving a law enforcement patrol car, a GSP representative said.  

“It was determined that a black Honda motorcycle was traveling north on Hwy. 74 in the right lane, and a black Ford Explorer (marked Tyrone Police Department patrol car) was traveling south on Hwy. 74 in the left turn lane.  

“The patrol car attempted to turn left onto Dogwood Trail.  The motorcycle struck the right side of the patrol car.  All involved parties were transported to Piedmont Fayette Hospital,” GSP said.  

GSP said the two police officers in the patrol car sustained non-life-threatening injuries, and the driver of the motorcycle was pronounced deceased at the hospital. 

The Special Collision Reconstruction Team was requested and responded to the scene to assist with the investigation.  

No other details relating to the crash, including the names of those involved, are available at this time as GSP continues its investigation.