Motorcyclist injured in U.S. 441 crash Thursday near PCHS

Traffic backs up on U.S. 441 near Putnam County High School Thursday as a crashed motorcycle rests on the side of the highway. (Photo by Don Richeson.)




UPDATE: The injured motorcyclist has been identifed as Homer Joel Hickox, age 67, of Macon, according to Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills.


By Don Richeson / Staff

PUTNAM COUNTY -- A motorcycle crashed on U.S. 441 near Putnam County High School about 11 a.m. Thursday, sending its rider to the hospital. It was in a road construction area. The motorcycle was the only vehicle involved in the crash, according to a deputy on the scene.

Traffic was stalled almost a mile in both directions for several minutes as rescue workers converged on the scene.

Be sure to pick up a copy of The Messenger's Feb. 23 print edition for more on this developing story.

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