Man Loses Life in Motorcycle Accident Over Weekend

June 17, 2013

Tragedy over Fathers’ Day weekend in Elbert County as a man lost his life in a motorcycle accident.

It happened in the early morning hours of Sunday, just before 3:00am.

49-year-old Calvin Fortson of a Wilcox Heights address was traveling on State Route 77 North when the accident happened.

According to Elbert County Coroner Chuck Almond, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Apparently Mr. Fortson was traveling south on Highway 77, left the roadway, and struck objects off of the roadway”, said Almond. “He was pronounced dead at the scene, unfortunately on this Fathers’ Day holiday.”

No other vehicles were involved in the accident said Almond.

This unfortunate incident remains under investigation by the Georgia State Patrol in conjunction with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office.