Motorcyclist Hit and Killed

By Kate Gaier
8:10 pm January 2, 2007

An early morning accident in Thomasville claimed the life of a motorcyclist.

Police say it happened just before seven Tuesday morning when 57-year-old Johnnie Young was driving a pickup truck, trying to cross North Boulevard from Stevens Street.

Police say he struck 42-year-old Lawrence Smith head on.

Smith was wearing a helmet, but did not survive his injuries from the crash.

Officers say charges are pending for Young.