Report: Motorcycle crash shuts down U.S. 78 near Brockett Road

U.S. 78 near Brockett Road. Image obtained via Google Maps

The DeKalb County Police Department released the following statement at 3:34 p.m.

This morning at 7:30 a.m. we investigated a fatal motorcycle accident on Highway 78 eastbound just east of Brockett Road. Investigators believe the deceased, a male in his late 40s, was riding his motorcycle on 78 just east of Brockett Road when he lost control of his motorcycle. He died on the scene and his ID is pending next of kin.

Here is our earlier story:

Tucker, GA — The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that a “serious motorcycle” crash has closed U.S. 78 at Brockett Road in Tucker.

The wreck occurred around 7:30 a.m., the AJC reported.

“Just a few minutes later, all eastbound lanes were shut down and motorists were advised to use U.S. 29 or Memorial Drive instead,” the AJC reported.

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The DeKalb County Police Department has not returned messages seeking comment. The Police Department is posting updates on its Twitter account:

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