Man killed in motorcycle crash on Moreland Avenue in DeKalb

A motorcyclist died Monday morning after a car turned in front of him on Moreland Avenue in DeKalb County, according to police.

Investigators believe a driver turned left in front of the motorcycle, causing the bike to crash and killing its rider, according to DeKalb police. The motorcyclist was identified as Samuel Jeter, according to the DeKalb County Medical Examiner’s Office. His age was not released.

Charges are pending for the driver of the car, who also has not been identified, police said.

Credit: ArLuther Lee

Credit: ArLuther Lee

Moreland Avenue’s southbound lanes were shut down at South River Industrial Boulevard while the man’s body was removed by the medical examiner’s office. His crumpled motorcycle could be seen lying in the southbound lanes.

Credit: John Spink

Credit: John Spink

The wreck was reported just after 7:30 a.m., according to the Georgia Department of Transportation. It was cleared by just after 9 a.m.

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