Atmore man dies in motorcycle crash

Published 3:12 pm Monday, November 9, 2020

An Atmore main died in a motorcycle crash on Nov. 8 on Escambia County 1, approximately 8 miles north of the city, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.

Senior Trooper Gary Cole said in a release that the crash occurred at approximately 6:30 p.m.

William Van Cooey, 71, was killed when the 2018 Harley Davidson motorcyle he was operating left the roadway and overturned, Cole said.

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Cooey was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Nothing further is available as ALEA troopers continue to investigate.