Motorcyclist dies in crash

Thursday, March 29, 2012

A Marshall County man died in a motorcycle crash on Highway 99 Wednesday evening, the Tennessee Highway Patrol has reported.

George R. Pruitt Jr., 52, of Harthstone Drive, Chapel Hill, was stopped on the highway waiting to turn left onto Hearthstone when a pickup struck his motorcycle from behind, according to Dispatcher Greg Griffin at the Tennessee Highway Patrol post at Lawrenceburg.

The crash was at approximately 5:33 p.m. Wednesday, Griffin said quoting information from Trooper John Judge.

The pickup truck that struck the motorcycle was a Dodge 2500 driven by Clifford Jones IV, 38, of Milltown Road.

Judge was continuing his investigation Thursday when no charge had been filed, Griffin said Thursday morning. There were no passengers on the motorcycle or in the truck.