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Man dies in motorcycle accident in Lowndes County

Motorcycle Crash
Posted at 10:25 PM, Jan 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-14 13:20:56-05

LOWNDES COUNTY, Ga. (WALB) - Troopers with the Georgia State Patrol were dispatched to a single-vehicle crash on Bemiss Knights Academy Road near Hoye Lane in Lowndes County about 3:40 a.m. Saturday.

A 1997 Harley Davidson motorcycle, driven by 25-year-old Stephen Hunter Hancock of Camilla was traveling south on Bemiss Knights Academy Road.

Troopers say Hancock was traveling too fast around a curve when the motorcycle traveled off the east shoulder of the roadway.

The motorcycle then overturned and slid on its side about 40 feet before striking a concrete culvert.

Hancock sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene. Hancock was properly wearing a DOT approved helmet.

Troopers suspect speed was a contributing factor in this crash.

Troopers also suspect alcohol and drugs were also a contributing factor in this crash but will be pending a toxicology report.

No charges will be filed in this collision.