Trapped Motorcyclist Flown to Grady

Stephanie Marie Christ of Canton is listed in critical condition.

Update, 2:51 p.m. Wednesday

The Georgia State Patrol has identified those involved in this morning's accident on Reinhardt College Parkway and Hickory Nut Drive.

The 22-year-old motorcyclist who had to be pulled from under a pickup truck this morning has been identified as Stephanie Marie Christ, 22, of Canton. The 62-year-old driver of the Chevrolet S-10 truck is Larry Richard Mason, 62, of Waleska.

"She was operating a 2005 Buell Blast and pulled from Hickory Nut and into the path of the eastbound Chevrolet S10 truck," GSP spokesman Gordy Wright said.

No charges have been filed, he said.

Original breaking news alert, 2:34 p.m. Wednesday

When  and  crews this morning responded to an accident that temporarily shut down Reinhardt College Parkway near Hickory Nut Drive, they found a 22-year-old woman trapped under a pickup truck.

Just before 11 a.m. today, they discovered that "a Buell motorcycle and a Chevrolet S-10 pick-up truck had left the highway and gone down an embankment," Cherokee Fire spokesman Tim Cavender said in a news release. "The motorcyclist, a 22-year-old female, was trapped underneath the truck vehicle and had to be removed."

The woman, who has not been identified, was flown to Grady Hospital in Atlanta. She was listed in critical condition, Cavender said. 

The 62-year-old driver of the truck was not seriously injured. However, he was shaken, Cavender said. The man's name was not released.

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the accident.


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