A motorcyclist in Duluth, Georgia, was speeding and driving recklessly before a crash that killed a pedestrian, according to police. Taylor Kratzer, 34, is facing multiple charges, including vehicular homicide. The incident occurred on July 13, and the victim, Thomas Eurell, 42, died at the scene. Witnesses reported that the motorcyclist was speeding and changing lanes erratically before the collision. Surveillance video revealed that the motorcycle was traveling well over 100 mph. Kratzer was taken to the hospital in critical condition. The condition of the SUV driver involved in the crash is unknown. Tanasia Kenney reported
Police responded to the scene at around 6:15 p.m., and the pedestrian, identified as Thomas Eurell, 42, was pronounced dead at the scene. Eurell’s family reported that he was walking home when the crash between the motorcycle and an SUV occurred. They stated that the motorcycle was propelled towards Eurell, who was waiting to cross the street, and he was struck by the bike.
Witnesses at the scene reported that the motorcyclist, Kratzer, was driving at a high speed and making erratic lane changes prior to the collision. Further investigation and surveillance video revealed that the motorcycle was traveling well over 100 mph.
Kratzer was taken to a hospital in critical condition, and he has since been charged with reckless driving, speeding, improper lane change, and failure to display a tag. The condition of the SUV driver involved in the crash is currently unknown.
The city of Duluth, located approximately 30 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta, was the site of the tragic incident.