66-year-old motorcyclist dies in fiery crash in Polk County

A man was thrown from his motorcycle and killed in a fiery crash Monday afternoon after being struck by a vehicle in Polk County, authorities said.

Henry Hogue, 66, of Cedartown, was attempting to cross over Ga. 1 near the intersection of Mildred Drive when his Harley-Davidson FLSTC entered the path of a Chevrolet GMT-400, which was traveling northbound, around 3:30 p.m., according to Georgia State Patrol spokeswoman Franka Young.

The GMT-400 struck Hogue on the left side, causing him to be thrown from his motorcycle and then be hit by a Chevrolet Silverado, Young said.

“Hogue’s motorcycle was trapped underneath the GMT-400 as both vehicles left the west side of Ga. 1,” Young said. “Once off the roadway, both vehicles became engulfed in flames.”

Hogue died from his injuries while the driver of the GMT-400 suffered minor injuries, the GSP confirmed.

Authorities haven’t released information about the condition of the driver in the Silverado.

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