A 63-year-old man was killed in a bicycle accident on Brockton Loop near Standridge Road on Sunday. Units from Harrisburg Fire/Rescue and Jackson County EMS were called to the scene around 11:24 a.m. after a passerby saw the man.
William Schultz, 63, a Clarke County resident on Jefferson River Road, was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Bystanders performed CPR on Schultz, being instructed by 9-1-1 personnel.
There was a bicycle on the scene and it appeared Schultz was riding the bicycle when the accident occurred. He was transported by EMS to Athens Regional Hospital in critical condition.
Shortly after arrival the hospital confirmed the patient died from injuries. Jackson County emergency services were notified of the death at 12:30 p.m.
The Georgia State Patrol along with the Jackson County Coroner’s Office are investigating the cause of the accident and death. No other injuries were reported.
Deputy coroner Dean A. Stringer said no cars were involved and said Schultz died of a cervical spine injury. He was wearing a helmet.