Fatality Crash – Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Buford
(Buford, Georgia) The Gwinnett County Police Department Accident Investigation Unit is investigating a fatal crash that led to the death of a 37-year old motorcycle driver. On Saturday, May 9, shortly before 5pm, officers assigned to the North Precinct were dispatched to an injury crash on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard at the intersection of South Waterworks Road in Buford. The incident involved a motorcycle and a brown SUV. The driver of the motorcycle died as a result of his injuries, and the SUV driver had non-life-threatening injuries.
Based on the preliminary investigation, the driver of the motorcycle, Zachary Speir (age 37, Sugar Hill), was traveling southbound on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard towards Sugar Hill. The driver of the brown SUV (a 64-year old Buford woman) was traveling northbound on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard preparing to turn left onto South Waterworks Road. It is believed that the driver of the motorcycle was traveling at a high rate of speed. As the brown SUV made the turn, both vehicles collided.
The brown SUV rolled over after impact and landed on its roof. The motorcycle driver was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. Speed is believed to be a contributing factor to this collision.