Rider dies in Lowndes Co. motorcycle wreck

Motorcycle Crash
Motorcycle Crash
Posted at 6:30 PM, Apr 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-13 14:59:47-04

LOWNDES CO., GA (WALB) - The Valdosta Post of the Georgia State Patrol announced Friday that a man lost his life in a single vehicle accident in Lowndes County Friday morning.

Assistant Post Commander Sgt. David Hermanowski said that the fatal crash happened on Johnston Road, east of Dasher in Lowndes County, just after 3:00 in the morning.

Hermanowski said that 24-year-old James Michael Thomas Carter of Valdosta, was traveling east on a Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Carter ran off the road and traveled approximately 230 feet, and got the bike back on the road for about 180 feet, when it crashed.

Carter succumbed to the injuries, and was pronounced deceased at the crash scene.

Troopers suspect drugs and/or alcohol to be a contributing factor in this collision.  

Hermanowski says drivers need to stay vigilant when on the roads.  

"When we go through trooper school that's what we teach the troopers, to always look down the road, don't look at the end of the road or just beyond the handle bars, look down the road and see what's going on," said Hermanowski. 

GSP is still investigating the accident to determine the exact cause.

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