1 dead after motorcycle crash on I-275 in Knoxville

(source: TDOT Smartway)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A woman died after a motorcycle crash on Interstate-275 Thursday night.

Around 10:16 p.m. two motorcycles were traveling southbound on the interstate near the Oldham Avenue exit.

The riders were in the right lane and moved to the left when approaching slower traffic. One of the riders struck the other motorcycle when moving left. The motorcycle, that was hit, slid on the ground and threw the female passenger off.

She died at the scene.

Investigators say the passenger and motorcycle operators were wearing helmets.

The report says alcohol and speed may have played a factor.


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