“Motorcyclist Speeding and Switching Lanes Kills Pedestrian in Duluth, Georgia”

A motorcyclist in Duluth, Georgia was speeding and driving erratically before a crash that killed a pedestrian, according to police. The motorcyclist, Taylor Kratzer, faces multiple charges, including vehicular homicide. The crash occurred on July 13, and the pedestrian, Thomas Eurell, died at the scene. Witnesses reported that the motorcyclist was speeding and making erratic lane changes before the collision. Surveillance video revealed that the motorcycle was going well over 100 mph. Kratzer was taken to the hospital in critical condition and has been charged with reckless driving, speeding, improper lane change, and tag to be displayed. The condition of the SUV driver involved in the crash is unknown. Duluth is located about 30 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta. Tanasia Kenney reported

Police say a motorcyclist was speeding and switching lanes before a crash that killed a 42-year-old pedestrian in Duluth, Georgia.

Police say a motorcyclist was speeding and switching lanes before a crash that killed a 42-year-old pedestrian in Duluth, Georgia.
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According to Georgia police, a pedestrian was killed in a crash caused by a motorcyclist who was driving recklessly and at high speeds.

Taylor Kratzer, 34, has been charged with vehicular homicide and other offenses related to the July 13 incident in Duluth, as announced by the city’s police department.

The authorities were alerted to the crash at approximately 6:15 p.m. on July 27, resulting in the death of Thomas Eurell, 42.

Eurell’s family stated that he was walking home when the collision between a motorcycle and an SUV occurred, causing the motorcycle to become airborne and strike him as he waited to cross the street, according to WSB-TV.

Witnesses reported that the motorcyclist, later identified as Kratzer, was speeding and making erratic lane changes prior to the accident. Surveillance footage revealed that the motorcycle was traveling well over 100 mph.

Kratzer was hospitalized in critical condition following the crash.

On July 21, Kratzer was charged with reckless driving, speeding, improper lane change, and failure to display a tag, according to a press release.

The condition of the SUV driver involved in the crash is currently unknown.

Duluth, located approximately 30 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta, was the site of the tragic incident.

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Tanasia Kenney is a Real-Time reporter based in Atlanta, covering news across Georgia, Mississippi, and the Southeast. She specializes in retail and consumer news and joined McClatchy in 2020 after graduating from Kennesaw State University.

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