Cherokee Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash

A Cherokee man has died in a motorcycle-related accident.

According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened at approximately 5pm Tuesday east of Cherokee near the intersection of Highway 3 and T Avenue. 75-year-old Lawrence Schlichting was traveling south on T Avenue when he lost control of his motorcycle. Schlichting crashed into a ditch just north of the intersection. Authorities pronounced him dead at the scene.

The cause of the accident is unknown at this time. No other vehicles were involved.