Motorcycle accident on Cobb Parkway kills rider
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Marietta police Department are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Wednesday at 10:35 p.m.on Cobb Parkway at White Avenue..

The initial investigation shows that a 2001 Mazda Millenia, driven by 21-year-old Chevelle Gore of Powder Springs, GA was traveling north bound on Cobb Pkwy, and was turning left on to White Ave. A 1980 Harley Davidson motorcycle, being ridden by 56 year old Michael A. Michael of Kennesaw, was traveling southbound on Cobb Pkwy. The Mazda turned into the path of the Harley Davidson, and the motorcycle struck the right front of the Mazda.

Mr. Michael was transported to Well Star Kennestone Hospital where he died from his injuries.

This crash is still under investigation and charges are still pending.

Anyone with any information concerning this crash is urged to contact Officer Geoff Culpepper at 770-794-5357.
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Raging64
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July 27, 2013
Godspeed Michael!!!!
1legup
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July 27, 2013
The laws are way too lax on vehular homicide and involentary manslaughter. Usually the max they will serve is three years! That is an outrage! Is that all Mr. Michael's life was worth? And volentary manslaughter the normal average time served is 6-8 years, given such a short sentence, it might be worth killing off some of your enemies.
Eileen Alberstadt
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July 27, 2013
My family has known the Michael family for many years. Janie, Michael's wife is heart striken with grief. She has lost her soul mate and the father of her children. The little ones, still do not understand why daddy is not coming home. The older ones can handle it a little bit differently. But they too miss their dad. A very loving family. Michael's first loves were that of his family. A beautiful wife and 4 children. My God, what was that driver thinking or doing or what had they been doing? We won't have all of the answers until the investigation is complete. Attention Driver of the Mazda, Did something play a factor that you were not looking or did you just think with your young mind that you could make that turn and beat him. Michael was on his way to work the same routine that he followed the day before and would have followed the night after. You Chevelle Gore took his life in an instant. I hope you can live with that for the rest of your life. Experience is what Michael had in a vehicle and on his Harley. What and how many years of that experience did you have?

A special Fund has been set up for any and all contributions, at any Wells Fargo Bank in C/O Jesse Michael.

Special Prayers for you Michael. You were a good husband and a great dad and you leave behind many who loved you.
Mark29
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July 26, 2013
Plain and simple, the law in Georgia needs to change like other States, individual operating a vehicle that hit's a motorcycle and is at fault…go to jail, too many Georgians operating vehicles are crossing the path of motorcycles,killing the riders and they are at fault basically getting off with probation, I know, I’ve buried too many friends who ride.

Guns and cars don’t kill people but, people who operate them do and they should be treated the same.

anonymous
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July 26, 2013
Prayers for the family he's leaving behind he was a great man
John Spettell
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July 26, 2013
RIP Michael - a terrible tragedy and loss, especially awful for your family. All the Spettells loved you and remember you dearly.
was it worth it?
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July 26, 2013
Dear reader, was this fatality worth it to you personally as the price to pay for the "convenience" of using private motor vehicles for going everywhere we go? I hope so, because this is just one of thousands of Georgians every year we sacrifice to the "conveniences" of the motor vehicle.

We don't want public transit here because "public transit brings crime." Sure, public transit can (allegedly) increase shop lifting purse snatching and car break ins when public transit's coverage is limited. When public transit goes everywhere, though, it has zero effect on crime. Any (alleged) increase in crime associated with public transit is linked to LIMITED public transit coverage.

If we had covered this area with trains rather than roads for the past 50 years, we would have around 100,000 more Georgians alive today. We put them to death, though, because we are "in love with our cars" (as the commercials say).

Will the history books in the year 2100 have really sad chapters about our self imposed transporation holocaust? Will people ask each other, "How did they let this happen? What was WRONG with them?" Yes, yes they will. I will ask it today. What is wrong with us that we vote and vote and vote for more and more and more of this?
LongLiveLiberty
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August 13, 2013
My comment here is directed to "was it worth it" ~ get off you soap box and keep your "agenda" off here. You make these comments on every car accident you come across. If you don't have any thing useful to say... like helpful info on the accident...or a nice condolence comment... then for goodness sake keep "social justice" comments to yourself. Social Justice is double talk for government confiscation of peoples' inalienable rights. People are going to drive cars, and accidents are going to happen (sadly) ...plain and simple, regardless of what you think with your public transportation ideas!!
Roger Thompson
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July 25, 2013
You will be dearly missed my friend. God has another thunder to roll with!
anonymous
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July 25, 2013
I hope the police knows weather the 2001 Mazda driver was on a cellphone or texting? Every intersection should be approached with due caution

because intersections have potential dangers.

So very sorry for the death of the Harley driver.

The Mazda driver had two years experience driving,

the Harley driver had 39 years experience driving.

Do the math!!
faith dolph
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July 25, 2013
Rest In Peace. I am so sorry for the loss of my dear friends father. He left behind a beautiful family.
anonymous
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July 26, 2013
The real truth in this matter is that a dear old friend is dead, dead because he was taken out by a careless young driver with 2 years driving history. Mr. Michael was a very careful driver, loving father and good friend. My only hope is that this young woman wasnt texting or talking on her cell phone. All I can say is rest in peace, Mike, you will be missed.
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