GSP: Monday night motorcycle chase results in fatal crash

March 29th, 2023 – 3:45 PM

Staff Reports –

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating a motorcycle chase that ended in a fatal crash Monday night.

At 9:20 PM, the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office was in pursuit of two motorcycles for racing on GA 3 near Mockingbird Road and requested assistance.

A Georgia State Patrol trooper responded to GA 3 at Old Alabama Road to intercept the pursuit.

When the pursuit reached the Trooper’s location, Bartow County was pursuing one motorcycle. The Trooper activated his emergency equipment and became primary in the pursuit.

The motorcycle continued fleeing south on GA 3 at a high rate of speed and in a reckless manner.

The pursuit traveled into Cobb County.

When the motorcycle was approaching the intersection of Acworth Summit Blvd at a high speed a Honda Accord was turning left and was struck on the right side by the motorcycle.

The motorcycle driver succumbed to his injuries on scene and the passenger in the Honda was transported to Kennestone Hospital with life-threatening injuries. 

The motorcycle driver was identified as 20-year-old Reginald L. Knight of Kennesaw.

The passenger of the Honda, 15-year-old Joelle C Keili, succumbed to her injuries at Kennestone Hospital.

Georgia State Patrol has stated the investigation is ongoing.

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