Catoosa County Man, 47, Dies In Dirt Bike Accident At Prentice Cooper

  • Tuesday, April 2, 2024

A 47-year-old Catoosa County, Ga., man died in a dirt bike accident at the Prentice Cooper Wildlife Management Area and State Park on Tuesday afternoon.

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) Officers responded to a call regarding a crashed dirt bike around 2 p.m. CDT. 

            A motorcyclist, riding a dirt bike on Prentice Cooper WMA, came across what appeared to be a single dirt bike accident off Sulphur Branch Road. The rider called 911 and flagged down a TWRA WMA employee.

Lifesaving measures were attempted.  Wildlife officers, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, and Puckett EMS also responded. 

            The victim was wearing a helmet.  He was transported to the Nashville Medical Examiner’s Office and the incident remains under investigation. 

Regulations on off-road vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, and motorcycles on Prentice Cooper Forest and WMA can be found at

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