August 4, 2013 Contact: Marian O'Briant
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Georgia man killed on Dragon
Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong said today a 46-year-old Georgia man died as the result of a fatal motorcycle crash on the Dragon Saturday night.
Patrick Brian Noll, 46, of Dallas, Georgia was traveling north on the section of U.S. Highway 129 known as the Dragon shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday on a 2005 Kawasaki Model ZX12 at mile marker 10. Noll passed a slower bike shortly after a right hand curve. As he began slowing for the next left-hand curve, the rear wheel locked, causing the vehicle to go into a straight line skid. The motorcycle continued to skid until the vehicle laid over on its left side. Noll separated from the vehicle, striking a large tree, and came to a rest after traveling down a large embankment. The motorcycle continued to travel down a steep embankment, and came to a rest after striking a tree. Noll was wearing a Department of Transportation compliant motorcycle helmet.
Noll was taken by Rural/Metro Ambulance Service to Blount Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The Blount County Fire Department also responded to the accident.
The Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Unit is investigating the accident.
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