Ranger man seriously injured after crashing stolen motorcycle in Murray County Saturday
According to a Whitfield County Sheriff's Office incident report, on Friday, April 24th, 2020, at approximately 8:59 AM, a deputy was dispatched to an address on Baxter Way in reference to the theft of a motorcycle. The owner stated he came outside that morning and noticed that his blue 1997 Harley Davidson Road King was missing. The vehicle was entered into NCIC as stolen. According to a Georgia State Patrol crash report, on Saturday, April 25th, 2020, around 10:22 PM, the stolen 1997 Harley Davidson FLHR being driven by Eric Franklin Moutardier, 35 of Ranger, was traveling north on Henry Gallman Road in Murray County, negotiating a curve to the right. A 1996 Infiniti I30 being driven by Terry Holman, 38 of Resaca was traveling south on Henry Gallman Road, negotiating a curve to the left. Moutardier failed to maintain his lane to the left and traveled into the southbound lane. The front of the Harley Davidson struck the left front of Infiniti in a head-on manner. The Harley Davidson came to an uncontrolled rest on the right side in the northbound lane of Henry Gallman Road. The Infiniti came to an uncontrolled rest on the west shoulder of Henry Gallman Road. The area of impact was in the southbound lane and was determined by roadway evidence. Harley Davidson had a yaw mark of approximately 55 feet prior to impact. Moutardier stated that something was in the roadway, and he swerved to miss it. Holman stated that the Harley Davidson traveled into his lane, and he attempted to swerve right to miss the Harley Davidson. Moutardier was seriously injured in the crash and transported by Murray Med 1 to AdventHealth Gordon.
Investigating Georgia State Trooper cited Moutardier with failure to maintain lane and class of license. Moutardier faces other charges as well.