A Dalton, Georgia, man was killed in a Wednesday morning crash at the intersection of Walnut Avenue and VD Parrott Jr. Parkway, according to a news release from the Dalton Police Department.
The crash happened at around 9:20 a.m., and an initial investigation shows that a silver GMC Sonoma pickup truck traveling northbound on VD Parrott was attempting to turn westbound onto Walnut Avenue at the same time that a white Kia car was traveling eastbound on Walnut Avenue. The two vehicles collided at the intersection, sending the Kia into a motorcycle that was in the westbound lanes of Walnut Avenue. The motorcycle rider was killed on impact, the release states.
A segment of Walnut Avenue between Abutment Road and VD Parrott Jr. Parkway was closed for approximately three hours due to the investigation.
The DPD's Traffic Unit is working to determine what caused the crash. Investigators are searching for witnesses. Anyone who witnessed the crash or has information on the incident is asked to contact Officer David Saylors at 706-278-9085, extension 9124.