Freak Motorcycle Accident Kills Paulding Funeral Director
Paulding County funeral director, Jeff Eberhart, 58 was killed in a “freak accident” on 1-75 in Bartow County. Eberhart was riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle on his way to Tennessee to go camping and was pulling a small trailer behind the Harley. A tractor-trailer passed him as he was riding in the right hand lane, when the wind created by the truck caught the trailer he was pulling. The trailer behind Eberhart started to sway and he lost control of the motorcycle. Eberhart rolled with the motorcycle and was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The tractor-trailer driver stopped when he realized what had happened. The investigation showed that the tractor-trailer was not doing anything improper when the accident happened. The driver will not face any charges.
“If you’ve ever been on the interstate and a truck’s passing you and you’ve felt the sway of your car, that’s exactly what happened,” Emerson police Chief Stan Bradley said.
Jeff Eberhart owned Jeff Eberhart Funeral Home in Dallas since 1982 and served as coroner from 1980 to 1992. It was a terrible freak accident and many are grieving the loss of Mr. Eberhart.
Source: AJC.com, “Paulding funeral director killed in a “freak” motorcycle crash,” Mike Morris, May 24, 2013.