Alabama man thrown from motorcycle and killed after colliding with utility pole, state troopers say

Published 1:41 pm Wednesday, July 3, 2024

An Alabama man was killed Tuesday night when his motorcycle struck a utility pole, state troopers said.

The single-vehicle crash occurred at approximately 8 p.m. Tuesday, and claimed the life of a Cleveland, Alabama, man.

Justin P. King, 23, was fatally injured when the 2009 Harley-Davidson motorcycle that he was operating left the roadway and struck a utility pole, Alabama state troopers said.

After the impact, King was thrown from the motorcycle and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The crash occurred on U.S. 31 near Church Street, approximately two miles south of Garden City, in Blount County.