State patrol: Motorcyclist dies after fleeing trooper

A 21-year-old man who the Georgia State Patrol said was fleeing from a trooper lost control of a motorcycle and died in a wreck on the North Bypass on Sunday night, according to a crash report from the state patrol.

Wyatt Lee Green died after he lost control of a 2015 Harley-Davidson XL883 on Admiral Mack Gaston Highway near mile marker 16 close to where Maddox Chapel Road intersects with the bypass. Green’s address was listed on the report as in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

According to the report, the motorcycle driver was “driving recklessly” and "fleeing" from a marked law enforcement vehicle, a 2014 Dodge Charger. The report said the trooper “attempted the channelization technique” to stop the motorcycle. Georgia Public Safety policy says channelization is a “tactic used to re-direct the path of a pursuit.” In motion, a trooper would use the patrol car to force a fleeing vehicle into another path without making contact.

The report said the motorcycle driver, who was wearing a helmet, lost control of the motorcycle and it went off the road and down an embankment, overturning, throwing the driver off of the motorcycle.

The state patrol’s Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team is investigating.

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