North Carolina Marine dies in motorcycle accident on the Dragon

North Carolina Marine dies in motorcycle accident on the Dragon

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TALLASSEE (WATE) - A 24-year-old Marine died in a motorcycle accident on U.S. Highway 129, also known as the Dragon, on Friday, according to the Blount County Sheriff's Office.

The man, Sean R. McMillin, Cherry Point, North Carolina, was traveling southbound on the Dragon and lost control of his motorcycle at a curve by mile marker 7. McMillin then landed 75 feet down an embankment.

The Blount County Fire Department ropes team carried him up the embankment.

McMillin was taken to UT Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

He was a lance corporal in the United States Marine Corp. McMillin was stationed in North Carolina.

This accident is the 15th traffic fatality in Blount County this year.

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