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Chatsworth man killed in motorcycle crash Friday on Fort Mountain in Murray Co.

According to a Georgia State Patrol crash report, on Friday, July 10th, 2020, at around 10:15 PM, 2005 Honda VTX1300 being driven by Illya Stephen Copeland, 48 of Chatsworth was traveling west on GA 52, attempting to negotiate a curve. The motorcycle traveled off the north side of the roadway, overturning onto its left side, striking a culvert with the right bottom side. After impact, the motorcycle traveled across Cliffmine Road while overturning several times, coming to final rest off the north side of the roadway facing east. The area of impact was off the north side of the roadway on GA 52, as determined by furrow marks, debris, and damage to the vehicle. Copeland was transported by EMS to Murray, where he succumbed to his injuries.