A memorial fund has been set up for the children of the Dawsonville man that was killed in last week's fatal motorcycle crash on Hwy. 53 West.
William Christopher "Chris" Pittman, 32, was traveling east on Hwy. 53 toward Dawsonville April 8 when he collided with a dump truck that was turning into a private driveway.
According to Georgia State Patrol Sgt. Tom Meyer, Pittman was following a vehicle and the dump truck when he attempted to pass both on a double yellow line.
The wreck, which was reported about 3:45 p.m. occurred just inside Dawson County, near the Pickens County line.
He died at the scene, according to Dawson County Coroner Ted Bearden.
A welder by trade and motorcycle enthusiast, Pittman's survivors include his wife, Rachael Robinson Pittman, and four children, Jeremiah, Kadence, Zack and Samantha.
The couple is also expecting a new baby.
"We found out we were pregnant about a month ago," his wife said Tuesday. "He was really excited that we were going to have a baby in the house."
High school sweethearts, the couple had been married since 2008.
She described her husband as a man with a heart of gold.
"He just loved everybody and saw the good in everybody," she said.
Their sister-in-law Nicole Pittman, who set up a GoFundMe account for the family, said the world is a
drearier place without him.
"He lived life to the fullest and was one of the best men I've ever met in my whole life," she said.
He was also the kind of man that she said would "give you the shirt off his back and swear he had another one back home, even if he didn't."
"It would just seem right if all the people he helped would turn around and help him back," she said.
Traffic was partially shut down for several hours as authorities investigated the collision.
Meyer said the driver of the truck was not cited in the crash.
To help the family, visit www.gofundme.com/re2tvyk.