A 41-year-old Winder man was killed Tuesday afternoon in a motorcycle accident around 2 p.m. on Georgia Highway 8 (Atlanta Highway) near the Bankhead Highway crossing, according to a report from the Athens post of the Georgia State Patrol.
The man was heading east on a 1985 Honda motorcycle when a 2001 GMC pick-up driven by Harvey Bragg, 72, Winder, headed west turned in front of the motorcycle.
The man was ejected from the motorcycle and struck a 1999 Ford Contour driven by Kathy Cannon, 20, Auburn, traveling west behind the pickup truck.
A female passenger on the motorcycle was critically injured and flown by helicopter to Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta.
The GSP Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team is investigating the accident. Patrol investigators shut down the highway for several hours on Tuesday afternoon to investigate.
The patrol did not release the man’s name pending the notification of family members.