Motorcyclist Tragically Killed in Crash with SUV on Lee Hwy in Chattanooga, Tennessee
CHATTANOOGA, TN. – According to a news story reported online at newschannel9.com, a motorcyclist was tragically killed in a crash with an SUV that occurred on Lee Highway in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The news report says that the driver of the SUV has been charged in connection with the accident.*
The accident occurred during the morning in the 7500 block of Lee Highway, which is close to Walker Road in Chattanooga. The Chattanooga Police Department and News Channel 9 report that at about 9 a.m., a GMC Acadia was headed south on the highway and moved into the center lane. At the intersection with Walker Road, the driver of the GMC attempted to make a left turn.
In making the turn, the GMC crossed into the path of a motorcycle that was traveling north on Lee Highway. The front of the motorcycle then crashed into the passenger’s side of the GMC, according to the report. It is not clear yet why the driver of the GMC did not wait for the motorcycle to pass before starting the turn. The events surrounding the accident were not reported.
News Channel 9 reports that the person riding on the motorcycle was seriously injured and taken to a local hospital, where he tragically died. His identity was not included in the report, as family members have not yet been notified. The report does say that he was 55 years old.
The driver of the GMC was identified as a 68-year-old man. It is not clear from the news report if he was injured or if anyone else was in his vehicle at the time of the crash. News Channel 9 reports that he has been charged with failure to yield the right-of-way.
Chattanooga Police ask that anyone with information about the crash call the department at (423) 698-2525.
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