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Motorcyclist Killed in Palmetto, Georgia, Accident

October 15, 2018

PALMETTO, GA. – October 10, 2018 ( A motorcyclist was killed October 10 in an accident on Johnston Circle in Palmetto, Georgia, according to an online news report from*

Shortly after 8 a.m. on October 10, 20-year-old Matthew Dawson, of Sharpsburg, Georgia, was riding a motorcycle and attempted to turn onto Johnston Circle from a Palmetto business. He lost control of his motorcycle on the wet roadway and crashed head-on into an oncoming tractor-trailer. 

Georgia State Patrol reports Dawson was pronounced dead at the scene by the Coweta County Coroner. The driver of the tractor-trailer, who has not been identified, was not injured. The accident is still under investigation, and no additional information has been released at this time. 

Palmetto is located in Fulton County and Coweta County in the western portion of the state of Georgia. Both counties are part of the Atlanta metro area. Coweta County has an estimated population of 143,000. Its major roadways include Interstate 85, U.S. Route 27, and U.S. Route 29.

Vehicle accidents in Coweta County have risen in the last several years, according to data collected by the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. In 2012, a total of 1,518 vehicle accidents occurred in the county, resulting in injuries to 444 people and 13 deaths. Two of the fatal accidents that year involved motorcyclists. 

In 2016, the number of vehicle accidents in Coweta County had increased to 4,349. These accidents resulted in 1,118 injuries and 22 fatalities. One of the fatal accidents in 2016 involved a motorcyclist

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