A motorcyclist was killed in a fiery crash on Interstate 24 in Rutherford County Monday night.
Witnesses said the motorcyclist, Robert Sullivan, 27, was traveling at a high rate of speed when he slammed into the back of a Dodge Caravan around 8:45 p.m. near mile marker 79.
Sullivan and his motorcycle both caught fire upon impact, sliding 222 feet from the point of impact before coming to a rest.
Sullivan died at the scene.
The driver of the Caravan, 42-year-old Berma Ussery, pulled to the shoulder and waited for officials. She was injured, but the three children also inside the van, ages two, six, and nine, were not harmed.