1 killed in motorcycle wreck Friday in Berrien Co.

1 killed in motorcycle wreck Friday in Berrien Co.
Ashley Winterburn. (Source: Ashley Winterburn)
Ashley Winterburn. (Source: Ashley Winterburn)

BERRIEN CO., GA (WALB) - The Georgia State Patrol is investigating a fatal wreck that happened Friday on Highway 168 and Northsouth Road in Berrien County.

According to Trooper Pritchett from GSP Post 13, a car was going east on Highway 168 and slowed down to turn left on Northsouth Road.

GSP said Weston Eric Hiam, 72, was driving a motorcycle west on Highway 168.

Troopers said Hiam's motorcycle hit the car while it was turning.

Hiam died on the scene. The driver of the car was not hurt.

Troopers said the crash is still under investigation.

Hiam's niece told us that he will be missed by many, and she will especially miss the man she admired.

"My dad died in 2003, I looked up to him (Hiam) more than anything, to me he seemed like the kind of person that would give you the shirt off his back," said Ashley Winterburn.

The family is also asking fellow bikers to attend his funeral to show support.

The funeral will be held at First Baptist Church of Ray City on Monday, at 5 p.m.

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