A 59-year-old man died in a bicycle crash discovered in Stephens County Monday morning.
The man, whose name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, was riding north on Black Mountain Road at the time of the crash, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
The bicycle veered off the northeast side of the roadway and traveled down into a deep drainage ditch, according to GSP Post 7 in Toccoa. The front wheel of the bicycle struck the bottom of the ditch, ejecting the driver forward off the bicycle.
The rider struck a pile of large rocks with his head and died at the scene, GSP said.
GSP said it appears the incident occurred several hours prior, possibly into the previous day, adding it does not appear another vehicle was involved.
Troopers were notified of the wreck at 8:40 a.m. Monday.
The victim was transported to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation State Crime Lab in Decatur for an autopsy.