Snellville motorcyclist dies in Newton County crash

COVINGTON -- A Snellville man has died as a result of a motorcycle crash in Newton County Sunday, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

Mark David Holland, 35, was thrown from his motorcycle around 8:25 p.m. while traveling on West Macedonia Church Road, just west of Byrd Road.

"The 2003 Harley being operated by (Holland) was westbound on W. Macedonia when it crossed the centerline, left the roadway on the south shoulder and struck a ditch with its undercarriage," said GSP spokesman Gordy Wright. "The motorcycle then overturned, hitting a guy wire and utility pole."

Wright said Holland was transported by ground ambulance to Atlanta Medical Center where he died later that night.

A Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy was first to arrive on the scene of the crash and according to his incident report the victim suffered extensive injuries to his face and head.

Wright said alcohol and drugs are suspected to be contributing factors in the crash.


Pete 3 years, 4 months ago

Instead of unsubstantiated claims of what was SUSPECTED, consider the fact that it was a foggy rainy night and conditions were horrible. I also was riding that night and it was a difficult ride because of fog alone, not to mention how slick the roads were. Consider the family involved before posting speculation.

-Peter Holland


ladyrose 3 years, 4 months ago

I agree Pete. They have no idea what happened but he was a biker so it must be alcohol and drugs. Why was nothing said about the conditions...dark, rainy, foggy night. I know several people who have travelled that road and said on a sunny day they bought lost it in that curve. It would have been nice to consider the feelings of the family first before posting something you arent sure about.. Rose


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