“Motorcyclist Found Dead After Crash in Georgia Mountains”

By | July 24, 2023



A tragic incident occurred in the north Georgia mountains when a motorcyclist was found dead after crashing. The Towns County Sheriff’s Office received a call on Friday, July 21, regarding a missing person who was last seen riding a motorcycle in the area of Highway 75 in the Unicoi Mountains.

The motorcyclist, identified as Michael Patrick Brock, 53, of Winder, was traveling from Helen to Towns County when he vanished. Deputies arrived at the scene to discover Brock and his motorcycle down an embankment near the top of a mountain. Unfortunately, Brock had already passed away.

The Unicoi Mountains, a sub-range of the Blue Ridge Mountains, stretch across the Tennessee-North Carolina border. They are known for their stunning beauty and have 84 named peaks, with the highest peak being Huckleberry Knob at 5,564 feet.

Although the exact mountain where Brock’s body was found was not disclosed, investigators believe that he had been dead for a few hours before being discovered. The crash is currently under investigation, and authorities have not released any additional details.

Towns County is located approximately 110 miles northeast of Atlanta, near the Georgia-North Carolina line. This tragic incident serves as a reminder of the importance of road safety, especially when navigating through mountainous terrain.

Our thoughts go out to Michael Patrick Brock’s family and friends during this difficult time. May he rest in peace..