Greenbrier grad dies in Atlanta area motorcycle wreck

A Greenbrier High School alum died Monday in a motorcycle wreck near Atlanta.
Roy Joseph Kerlegan III, 20, of Jonesboro, Ga., and a female passenger were riding his Suzuki GSX-R sportbike on Mount Zion Parkway in Stockbridge, Ga., at about 7:15 p.m.. A BMW, driven by a Rex, Ga., man, turned left in front of the motorcycle and motorcycle struck the passenger side of the car, said Capt. Jason Bolton, a Henry County Police Department spokesman.
Kerlegan, a 2007 Greenbrier High graduate, was transported to the Henry Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Kerlegan’s passenger, whose name Bolton said he didn’t immediately know, was taken to the Atlanta Medical Center with serious injuries.
Charges against the 49-year-old driver of the BMW, whose name Bolton did not immediately know, are pending, Bolton said.
Kerlegan attended Georgia State University in Atlanta where he studied business and was a member of the Pi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi co-ed professional business fraternity.

The fraternity is holding a “celebration of life” ceremony at the college’s University Center at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to posts on Facebook.
Information on the same Facebook page stated Kerlegan’s funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Platt’s Funeral Home on Belair Road in Evans. The visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday.

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