Lizella man critically injured in motorcycle crash

WARNER ROBINS -- A Lizella man was critically injured after a motorcycle crash involving another vehicle on Nelson Drive, a news release states.

Daniel Cranford, 25, was taken to The Medical Center of Central Georgia for treatment after the 12:06 p.m. accident, states the release from the Houston County Sheriff’s Office.

Cranford was driving a 2010 Honda CBR-1000 north on Nelson Drive when he attempted to pass a northbound 2003 Ford F-550 pickup truck driven by James Whitaker, 56, of Byron.

The preliminary investigation showed that Cranford attempted to pass the truck in a no passing zone as Whitaker began to make a left-hand turn onto Lakeview Drive, the release stated. The motorcycle struck the truck on the driver’s side behind the rear axle.

Whitaker was not injured. The crash remains under investigation.

To contact writer Becky Purser, call 256-9559.