Kingsport Times News Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Local News

UPDATE: Motorcyclist killed in collision with SUV

April 18th, 2013 9:06 pm by Wes Bunch

UPDATE: 9:42 p.m.


PINEY FLATS — A motorcycle driver died Thursday afternoon following a collision with an SUV driven by a teenager, Sullivan County authorities said.


The identity of the motorcycle driver has not been released by authorities. He was pronounced dead at Johnson City Medical Center, where he had been airlifted for treatment.


According to the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, the accident occurred at approximately 5 p.m. at the 2600 block of Devault Bridge Road near Piney Flats.


The driver of the 1999 Toyota 4Runner, who authorities said was 16, was reportedly traveling southwest on Devault Bridge Road when he crossed the centerline of traffic and struck the motorcycle head-on.


The driver of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle involved in the wreck was airlifted to Johnson City Medical Center, where he was initially listed in critical condition.


The driver of the Toyota was reportedly uninjured.


The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office FIRST unit was dispatched to investigate the accident. The investigation is ongoing, the spokeswoman said.


Authorities declined to release the identity of the SUV driver Thursday night.



Story was updated to change motorcylce driver's condition.

comments powered by Disqus