1 killed, 1 injured in Monroe County motorcycle wreck

1 killed, 1 injured in Monroe County motorcycle wreck

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TELLICO PLAINS (WATE) - One person is dead, another injured after a wreck in Monroe County.

The wreck happened around 11:30 a.m. Sunday near Tellico Plains.

Tennessee Highway Patrol officials say Eugene Waldridge, 47, of Georgetown, Ind. was driving his motorcycle along Highway 68 when he overcorrected a left turn, causing the bike to roll.

Waldridge and his passenger, Rebecca Reihm, 54, also of Georgetown, Ind., were thrown off.

Officials say Waldridge was pronounced dead on the scene. Reihm was taken to UT Medical Center where she was in critical condition late Sunday night. 

Investigators say neither victim was wearing a DOT-compliant helmet.

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