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Acworth Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash

Scott Finnell was 44 years old.

The Cobb County Police Department has identified the motorcyclist killed Tuesday night when he struck a concrete retaining wall on Cheatham Road between Deer Valley Drive and Old Stilesboro Road in Acworth.

Investigators suspect that excessive speed and alcohol may have been contributing factors in the crash that killed Scott Finnell, who apparently lost control of a black 2011 Harley Davidson Electra Glide while riding southbound on Cheatham Road at 10:31 p.m. Tuesday, said Sgt. Dana Pierce, spokesman for the Cobb County Police Department.

Finnell, 44, of Acworth, died at the scene.

"Investigators believe that the driver exited the east side of the roadway and struck a concrete retaining wall before landing in the creek," Pierce said in a news release.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call 770-499-3987.

tabitha binney December 05, 2012 at 08:15 PM
he wasnt drunk. his drink tab was under 40 for an 8 hour shift, we will miss our best DJ. he was one of the nicest guys you would ever meet.
Merrill Sinclair December 05, 2012 at 09:43 PM
What time did he leave? He wasn't found until 10:30.
Merrill Sinclair December 05, 2012 at 09:44 PM
What time did he leave? He wasn't found until 10:30.
Jennifer December 06, 2012 at 11:43 PM
Not sure how much the drinks were but if they were $5 each that is 8 drinks for a $40 tab. WAY too much to be driving a car much less riding a motorcycle. So sad but if you ride don't drink and if you drink don't ride. Too many good people are lost this way.
Noell lynn December 09, 2012 at 09:31 AM
What a huge loss for the oasis although I had only met Scott a few times he was always laughing always joking with people out of all the things I ever heard about him not one comment was ever bad. The world really lost a beautiful person my heart aches for management and the daytime girls who worked with him also for his family and anyone who knew this amazing man may he rest in peace

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