A man died early Wednesday morning when his vehicle struck a tree in the median on Towne Lake Parkway, authorities said.

According to Capt. Jay Baker of the Cherokee Sheriff's Office:

Cherokee Sheriff’s deputies responded to a single vehicle accident Wednesday morning at approximately 5 a.m. on Towne Lake Parkway near Eagle Watch Drive in Woodstock. A Dodge pickup traveling east on Towne Lake Parkway left the road and struck a tree in the raised median. The adult male driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

"There were no passengers in the vehicle. It appears speed may have contributed to the accident. The name of the driver is not being released at this time," Baker said.

The Cherokee Sheriff’s Office Traffic Enforcement Unit is investigating the accident.

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(19) comments

Westbrook

The man killed this morning was the sweetest and beautiful person you would have meet,My brother either feel asleep or another medical emergency happened he wasn’t a speeder he just wanted to go to dialysis, he had been at the hospital Tuesday night. I’m sure some people speed but not him he had lost part of a foot a few months ago I can only think the dead weight of his foot must have help the truck to accelerate, if you could have known him you would be as heart broken as we are he was my glue my friend my little brother , just ask the ladies at burger inn they will tell you what a wonderful person he was

Kodiedogs

I so sorry for your loss I have been struggling with this. I was the one who first found him and called 911 I did everything I possibly could do and I am sadden for your loss. I send my love to you and your family. I glad you shared the person he was . I thought about that since yesterday. I wanted to know who he was .

Swirkmom

Yes, concerns about speed are valid but this was truly an unfortunate accident. I would imagine that once the investigation is completed, speed might not have been the factor.

He was my former stepbrother and yes, his family is shattered. He was one of the kindest people known. He would give a stranger the shirt off his back if needed. He came to live right there in Woodstock off of main street when my mom and his dad were married back in the 70's. As a young child he had lost his own mother to cancer and I know he considered Woodstock to be his hometown. It is ironic he died near the place he grew up. He will be missed. Even though our parents had divorced years ago, he had remained close to my mom and I know today, her heart is broken.

My condolences to his family, friends and community. He will not be forgotten and always thought of in the best regards.

Jimmy Nomayo

Fifteen years ago, Cherokee County Sheriff regularly patrolled TLP and speeds were within safe limits. In the last few years, I never see a deputy patrolling and drivers are out of control. Speeds more than 60 MPH are common. Ultimately, it is drivers' responsibility to drive with a level of intelligence commensurate with their safety and that of others. Given people are no longer responsible, this is what happens.

Josmarinaaa

Hey, I appreciate your concern. This was my uncle. Our family rock. He was on his way to dialysis because he had 1 kidney working at 5% And we think he may have fallen asleep. Please be considerate of other peoples losses. You don’t know anyone’s situation.

Swirkmom

I am so sorry for your loss. He was the sweetest person!

Nikkilight

I'm so sorry. I wish I could pm you. I really was hoping he was ok. A gentleman and I waited for the cops to arrive. I'm truly sorry, my deepest condolences

Westbrook

I wish I could talk to you

Westbrook

I’m his sister I would love to talk to you

Westbrook

Thank you for the condolences

Kodiedogs

I am the gentleman that found him. I am truly sadden I did everything I could possibly do. I’m still struggling with it all. No ever wants to see someone lose there life. I wish I could have done more . But please don’t let people that are on here that wasn’t there . Make you bad cause of they’re stupid to comment in a time like this it was very evident that it had to been a medical emergency cause of the way the accident happened. I send all my love to your family I truly wanted to know who he was and the type of man he was. Thank you for sharing who he was.

BAWilliams

Keep ur head up

Kodiedogs

Maybe you should know all the facts before you comment. I travel this road every day police presence is a regular thing . Yes there will always be speeders but in this case the speed fact was only in place after the fact the victim was sick . Maybe you should hold you comments to maybe considering the loss of life. I assume you wasn’t there and you only spoke off of what was presented in the article. But maybe consider if that was someone you might have known would your comment be different. The fact is someone lost there life to a tragic event. All involved did everything possible including our emergency workers maybe educate yourself how they are stretched thin cause of budget they do very well compared to other departments

tinav1212

I am his nonbiological sister. he was a great part of our lives for over 20 years. He bought a home with my parents. I would love if you could email me. We are devastated. I have a few questions. Thank you for helping him. God Bless.

Kodiedogs

Yes if you’ll give me your email

tinav1212

tina_m1212@yahoo.com

BAWilliams

👏👏 thank you

BAWilliams

Hey we all know that people are entitled to their opinions, but you need to think about the people that may be reading the things you put out there on the web. I can’t believe what I just read. It is tactless for you to suggest that this is what happens as a result of a possible speeding violation . You don’t think you could’ve just shared some sympathetic words instead of piling it on a grieving family? None of us know what happened that morning, but I can promise you this, the family doesn’t need to think that their loved one was doing something wrong and “this is what happens as a result.” This family lost someone they love. You should be ashamed of yourself and should apologize if you haven’t already. I bet they accept your apology because they’re decent people. But truth is nobody cares what you say.

BAWilliams

Hey we all know that people are entitled to their opinions, but you need to think about the people that may be reading the things you put out there on the web. I can’t believe what I just read. It is tactless for you to suggest that this is what happens as a result of a possible speeding violation . You don’t think you could’ve just shared some sympathetic words instead of piling it on a grieving family? None of us know what happened that morning, but I can promise you this, the family doesn’t need to think that their loved one was doing something wrong and “this is what happens as a result.” This family lost someone they love. You should be ashamed of yourself and should apologize if you haven’t already. I bet they accept your apology because they’re decent people. But truth is nobody cares what you say.

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