A motorcyclist in Duluth, Georgia, was speeding and driving erratically before crashing into a pedestrian, killing them, according to police. The motorcyclist, Taylor Kratzer, has been charged with vehicular homicide. The crash occurred on July 13, and the victim, Thomas Eurell, died at the scene. Witnesses reported that Kratzer was speeding and making erratic lane changes before the collision. Surveillance video revealed that the motorcycle was traveling at over 100 mph. Kratzer was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Charges against him include reckless driving, speeding, improper lane change, and failure to display a tag. 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
Georgia police have stated that a pedestrian was killed in a crash involving a motorcyclist who was speeding and driving erratically. The incident occurred in Duluth on July 13, and Taylor Kratzer, 34, has been charged with vehicular homicide, among other charges, according to the Duluth Police Department.
According to a news release from the police department on July 27, officers responded to the scene at around 6:15 p.m. The pedestrian, identified as Thomas Eurell, 42, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Relatives of Eurell stated that he was walking home when a collision between a motorcycle and an SUV caused the motorcycle to become airborne and strike him while he was waiting to cross the street, as reported by WSB-TV.
Witnesses described the motorcyclist, later identified as Taylor Kratzer, as speeding and making erratic lane changes prior to the crash. Further investigation and surveillance video footage revealed that the motorcycle was traveling at a speed well over 100 mph.
Kratzer was critically injured and transported to a hospital for treatment. He was charged on July 21 with reckless driving, speeding, improper lane change, and failure to display a tag, according to the police department’s press release.
The condition of the SUV driver involved in the crash is currently unknown.
Duluth is located approximately 30 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta.