Motorcyclist killed on Highway 129 in Blount County

Motorcyclist killed on Highway 129 in Blount County

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MARYVILLE (WATE) - A Sweetwater man was killed Wednesday when his motorcycle crashed on U.S. Highway 129 in Blount County.

The accident happened just before 4:30 p.m. near State Highway 72 in Maryville, not far from the driving area known as "The Dragon".

According to a Tennessee Highway Patrol report, Frederick Wright, 68, was heading north when he lost control of the motorcycle in a curve.

The bike went off the road and into a ditch, then overturned.

THP says Wright was wearing a helmet.

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