“Motorcyclist Found Dead in Georgia Mountains”

By | July 24, 2023



A tragic incident occurred in the north Georgia mountains when a motorcyclist was found dead after crashing, according to deputies. The Towns County Sheriff’s Office received a call on July 21 about a missing person who had been last seen riding a motorcycle in the area of Highway 75 in the Unicoi Mountains. The driver, identified as Michael Patrick Brock, 53, of Winder, was heading to Towns County from Helen when he disappeared. Authorities discovered his body and motorcycle down an embankment near the top of a mountain.

The Unicoi Mountains, a sub-range of the Blue Ridge Mountains, span across the Tennessee-North Carolina border and are known for their 84 named peaks. The highest peak in the range is Huckleberry Knob, standing at 5,564 feet. Although it was not specified which mountain Brock’s body was found on, investigators believe he had been deceased for a few hours.

The cause of the crash and further details were not released, but the incident is currently under investigation by authorities. McClatchy News reached out to the Georgia State Patrol for additional information.

Towns County, where the incident occurred, is located approximately 110 miles northeast of Atlanta, near the Georgia-North Carolina border.

It is always devastating to hear about accidents like these, and our thoughts go out to the family and friends of Michael Patrick Brock. Motorcycle safety is crucial, and it serves as a reminder for all riders to take precautions when enjoying the open road..