Motorcyclist killed in crash that shut down Moreland Avenue in East Atlanta



Moreland Avenue south of I-20 was shut down for several hours Thursday morning while police investigated a deadly motorcycle crash.

The investigation closed all but one southbound lane between I-20 and Glenwood Avenue while emergecy crews were on scene, the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center reported.

Atlanta police said a motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a car about 6:15 a.m. near the entrance to McDonald’s in the 400 block of Moreland Avenue.


“It appears that the driver of the car turned left into the motorcyclist, causing the accident,” police spokesman Officer Jarius Daugherty told

The motorcyclist died of his injuries, police confirmed. The man is not being named until his family is notified of his death.

“The driver of the car is cooperating with investigators and Atlanta police are currently working to determine whether charges will be filed,” Daugherty said.


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