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Motorcyclist hit, killed trying to avoid accident in Snellville

A motorcyclist was hit and killed trying to avoid an accident in Gwinnett County, according to police.

The crash killed Peter Castro, 35, of Cumming, just before 11:20 p.m. Monday on Scenic Highway near Dogwood Road, Snellville police Chief Roy Whitehead said.

Castro was heading north when a 2010 Toyota Camry driven by Caroline Atkins, 47, of Snellville, made a left turn in front of him and into a QuikTrip parking lot, Whitehead said.

The turn caused Castro to lose control of his motorcycle and he was thrown from the bike, according to a crash report.

That’s when a 2015 Toyota driven by Jamal Kemp, 22, of Lawrenceville, hit Castro while he was “laying in the roadway,” according to the report.

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Castro was pronounced dead at the scene, Whitehead said. No other injuries were reported. 

“The investigation is continuing pending a decision on whether charges are warranted,” Whitehead said. 

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