Motorcyclist killed in N. Knox

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A Sunday evening crash in North Knoxville claimed the life of a motorcyclist and landed the driver of the other vehicle in police custody.

The crash took place around 6 p.m. on Bruhin Road near Breda Drive and involved a motorcycle and a Honda sedan, according to Knoxville Police Department spokesperson Scott Erland.  

“The preliminary investigation at the scene revealed that the Honda was traveling north on Bruhin when it crossed into the southbound lanes, striking a motorcycle traveling south on Bruhin. The motorcyclist was thrown from the bike and pronounced dead at the scene,” Erland said.

“The driver of the Honda ran from the scene following the crash but was located a short time later on Pershing Drive,” he continued. “The driver was detained for further investigation. That investigation, which is being led by Crash Reconstruction personnel, remains ongoing at the time time. An update will be provided when one becomes available.”

No further information about either the victim or suspect was released Sunday night.

Published on May 16, 2022.