Motorcyclist killed in crash on the edge of Kennesaw State campus

Detail of Cobb County Police Department STEP Unit vehicle in article about fatal accident on I-75

According to a public information release from Officer Shenise Barner of the Cobb County Police Department, the department’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) Unit is investigating the death of a motorcyclist that occurred on Thursday, November 3, 2022, at 1:13 p.m. on Frey Road at Campus Loop Road, on the edge of the Kennesaw State University campus.

According to investigators a 24-year-old Wisconsin man was traveling south on Frey Road toward Campus Loop Road on a black 2016 Yamaha FZ07 motorcycle.

A 19-year-old Dunwoody woman driving a white 2013 Hyundai Elantra was heading north preparing to turn left onto Campus Loop Road. The light turned green and the driver of the Hyundai turned left into the path of the motorcyclist. The motorcyclist lost control while swerving from the path of the Hyundai.

The motorcyclist hit the curb, and slid across the sidewalk hitting a bus stop.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Hyundai was not injured.

This crash remains under investigation. Anyone with additional information regarding this collision is encouraged to contact STEP investigators at 770-499-3987.

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The STEP Unit

The STEP Unit, which investigates serious or fatal traffic crashes, is one of the Cobb County Police Department’s Special Operations units, and is described on the web page of the Cobb County Police Department as follows:

“The Selective Traffic Enforcement Unit is responsible for investigating all fatal traffic crashes, enforcement of traffic laws in those areas which analysis indicates an elevated amount of crashes. They are also responsible for the administration and execution of the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program. They also take part in special security details, and investigate crashes involving Department vehicles when requested.”

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