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Man killed in motorcycle wreck identified
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The man killed in a motorcycle wreck on Ga. 400 on Friday has been identified as Charles Arnold Painter, 46, of Hapeville.

According to a press release from the Georgia State Patrol, at about 2 p.m. on May 26, a Post 37 Cumming Trooper tried to stop a 2006 Suzuki GSXR motorcycle for speeding near the Dawson and Lumpkin County Line.

Painter, the motorcyclist, reportedly fled from the trooper at a high rate of speed, traveling south on Ga. 400

According to the report, as Painter fled, he was weaving in and out of traffic. He struck the left front corner of a 2014 Hyundai Sonata that was entering the Ga. 400 southbound lanes from Dawson 400 Circle.

The motorcycle overturned and traveled into the median where it broke into several pieces and caught fire, the report said.

Painter was thrown from the motorcycle and died at the scene.

He was wearing a Department of Transportation compliant helmet.

The occupants of the Hyundai Sonata, Melissa Dawn Litton, 36, of Gainesville and a one-year-old male, were not injured, according to the state patrol. The child was in a rear-facing child restraint seat.

The state patrol trooper was not involved in the crash.

According to authorities, Painter did not possess a license to operate a motorcycle at the time of the crash. The motorcycle did not have a tag and was not insured at the time of the crash.

Alcohol and drugs are not suspected to have been involved at this time. 

Currently, charges are not expected to be filed, however the incident is still under investigation.

One northbound lane and one southbound lane of Ga. 400 was closed due to the crash and investigation until about 6:45 p.m. Friday.