A motorcyclist in Duluth, Georgia, was speeding and driving erratically before crashing into a pedestrian, resulting in the pedestrian’s death. Taylor Kratzer, 34, is facing multiple charges, including vehicular homicide, for the incident. The crash occurred on July 13, and Thomas Eurell, 42, died at the scene. Witnesses reported that the motorcyclist was speeding and changing lanes recklessly before the collision. Surveillance video revealed that the motorcycle was traveling at 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
Taylor Kratzer, a 34-year-old individual, is facing multiple charges, including vehicular homicide, for the incident that occurred on July 13 in Duluth, according to the local police department.
The collision took place at approximately 6:15 p.m., resulting in the death of Thomas Eurell, a 42-year-old pedestrian.
Eurell’s family stated that he was walking home when a motorcycle and an SUV collided, causing the motorcycle to become airborne and strike him as he waited to cross the street, as reported by WSB-TV.
Witnesses at the scene reported that the motorcyclist, later identified as Kratzer, was speeding and making erratic lane changes prior to the collision. Further investigation and surveillance video review revealed that the motorcycle was traveling at a speed exceeding 100 mph.
Kratzer was transported to a hospital in critical condition, according to the police.
On July 21, Kratzer was 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.
Duluth, located approximately 30 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta, was the site of the tragic incident.