The accident was reported around 3 PM on Highway 75 north of Cleveland. The Georgia State Patrol investigated the accident and according to Sgt. Major Patterson with GSP Gainesville, vehicle one a 2002 Harley-Davidson motorcycle operated by Carl Leinenweber was traveling north on Georgia Highway 75.
Vehicle number two, a 2016 Chevrolet Express van driven by 38-year old David Cratty also of Sautee-Nachoochee was stopped in the roadway on Highway 75 waiting to make a left turn.
According to Sgt. Patterson vehicle one was following too closely and struck vehicle two in the right rear.
Patterson said Leinenweber died of his injuries.
Cratty was not injured.