Woman dies after crashing motorcycle into car
Published 9:28 am Tuesday, March 17, 2015
A woman died as the result of injuries she suffered after her motorcycle crashed into another vehicle in Carter County on Monday afternoon.
The accident happened shortly after 4:30 p.m. on in the 1000 block Highway 91 in the Stoney Creek Community, near Barker’s Drive-Thru restaurant.
The woman, whose name has not been released, was riding a red Kawasaki Vulcan northbound on Highway 91 with another motorcycle at the time of the accident, Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Brad Proffitt said.
“For reasons unknown, she crossed the roadway, laid the motorcycle down and slid into the side of the car,” he said. The motorcycle struck an Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight that was traveling southbound on Highway 91. The driver of the car, a man, was treated on scene for minor injuries by the Carter County Rescue Squad.
The woman was transported by the CCRS to a local hospital where she was declared deceased.
The THP has not released the names of any of the individuals involved in the accident. The cause of the crash is still under investigation, Proffitt said, adding there were no apparent signs of mechanical failure on the motorcycle.
The accident blocked both southbound lanes of Highway 91 for nearly two hours on Monday afternoon as Proffitt investigated the crash and emergency crews worked to clear the scene. Traffic on the busy highway was restricted to one lane in each direction using the two northbound lanes.