Motorcyclist killed in NW Knox County crash

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A motorcyclist was killed in a crash Wednesday night in Northwest Knox County, according to the sheriff’s office.

Knox County deputies say just before 8 p.m. a Honda Gold Wing motorcycle operated by John Pena, 52, was going east on Oak Ridge Highway, collided with a Hyundai going west and then turned left onto Byington Solway. The motorcycle slid into the sedan, spun around and clipped a Toyota 4-Runner stopped at a stop sign.

Pena was taken to UT Medical Center where he later died. No one else was injured.

Pena was wearing a helmet and the other drivers were wearing seat belts.

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