Fatality in Motorcycle Crash

Georgia State Patrol officials confirmed that 66 year-old Henry Hogue of Cedartown was killed Monday after he was struck was riding a motorcycle on US 27.

Reports said that the wreck occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m., at the intersection of Mildred Drive in Polk County.

Investigators said that Hogue was driving a Harley Davidson FLSTC when he stopped at the stop sign on Mildred Drive westbound.  Hogue then attempted to cross over 27 but as he did so, he directly entered the path of a 1996 Chevrolet GMT-400 that was traveling in the left lane of U.S. 27 northbound.

Hogue was struck on the left side by the Chevrolet.  After impact, Hogue was thrown from his vehicle and was struck by a 2020 Chevrolet Silverado that was traveling in the right lane of 27 southbound.

Hogue’s motorcycle was trapped underneath the GMT-400 as both vehicles left the west side of the highway. Once off the roadway, both vehicles became engulfed in flames.

Hogue suffered fatal injuries.  The driver of the GMT-400 suffered minor injuries and was transported to Floyd Medical.