Gwinnett man, 46, killed in motorcycle crash in Dacula

John Mathews, 46, died after being thrown from his motorcycle Friday night in Dacula, according to police.

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John Mathews, 46, died after being thrown from his motorcycle Friday night in Dacula, according to police.

A 46-year-old Dacula man was killed in a motorcycle crash Friday, according to Gwinnett County police.

Investigators believe John Mathews was traveling south on Braselton Highway in Dacula shortly after 6:30 p.m. when he locked his brakes to avoid hitting a vehicle in front of him. Mathews was thrown from the bike and died at the scene, according to spokesman Cpl. Collin Flynn.

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No other vehicles were involved in the incident, Flynn said.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact Gwinnett detectives at 770-513-5300. To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit www.stopcrimeATL.com.