65-year-old Covington man dies in motorcycle crash

Photo by Howard Reed

Photo by Howard Reed

COVINGTON -- A 65-year-old Covington man died from injuries received in a crash involving his motorcycle and a vehicle late last week, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

GSP spokesman Gordy Wright said the crash occurred Thursday evening on Ga. Highway 81 and Carroll Street.

A 2002 Hyundai Accent, driven by a 44-year-old Covington woman, was turning left from Carroll Street onto Ga. Highway 81 when the driver turned into the path of a westbound Honda motorcycle being operated by James Burton Eenhuis.

Eenhuis was airlifted to Atlanta Medical Center where he later died from his injuries.

Charges against the driver are pending the completion of a follow-up investigation by the GSP Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team, Wright said.