Motorcyclist thrown from bike, killed during crash on I-20

A motorcyclist was thrown from their bike and killed Saturday morning after rear-ending an SUV on I-20 in Atlanta, police said.

The crash occurred about 1:30 a.m. in the eastbound lanes near Hamilton E. Holmes Drive. Speed appears to have played a role in the deadly wreck, investigators said.

“The preliminary investigation indicates an SUV was entering onto I-20 and observed a motorcycle approaching from behind at a high rate of speed,” Atlanta police said in a statement. “The motorist stated they attempted to avoid the motorcycle. However, the motorcycle struck the rear of the SUV, causing the motorcyclist to be ejected.”

The biker was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where they later died.

The driver of the SUV remained at the scene and spoke with officers, authorities said. No charges have been filed, and the name of the person killed has not been released.

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