Man Tragically Dies in Interstate 24 Motorcycle Accident in Chattanooga, Tennessee
CHATTANOOGA, TN – According to an online news report at newschannel9.com, a motorcycle crash occurred on Interstate 24 in Chattanooga, Tennessee over this past weekend.*
The accident involved a motorcycle and occurred in the evening hours at 18400 Interstate 24 east. The Chattanooga Police Department Traffic Unit was dispatched to the scene of the accident.
A person operating a Suzuki motorcycle was driving close to the 184th mile marker at an excessive rate of speed where the individual slammed into the rear-end of an International tractor-trailer.
Upon impact, the motorcyclist was ejected from his bike and as a result, tragically died at the scene of the accident, as reported by the Hamilton County EMS. The driver is identified as a 30-year-old man however, his name has not been released to the public pending notification to the victim’s family.
The operator of the tractor-trailer did not realize that his vehicle was hit and as such, did not stop. This driver was eventually located and then stopped soon after the accident happened.
A third vehicle, a Nissan Rogue, was hit by wreckage from the accident. The driver of the Nissan, as well as a passenger were not injured in the accident. The driver of the semi-truck was also uninjured in the crash. The identification of the driver of the Nissan and their passenger has not been released to the public.
The Chattanooga Police ask anyone with information regarding this incident to call 423-698-2525 or submit a tip via the CPD Mobile App.
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