2 motorcyclists injured in Rutherford County crash

2 motorcyclists injured in Rutherford County crash

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Two motorcyclists were injured in a crash in Rutherford County Saturday afternoon.

The accident occurred at 1:27 p.m. on US Highway 231 near Midland Fosterville Road.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 43-year-old Kenny Taylor and 48-year-old Kerry Whittaker were riding Harley-Davidson motorcycles when they passed a Lincoln Town car in the slow lane going southbound.

The driver of the Lincoln, 82-year-old Roy Beasley, Jr., then made an improper lane change and merged directly into the path of Taylor, causing the two motorcycles to collide.

Taylor was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center by LifeFlight where he was last listed in critical but stable condition.

Whittaker was transported to Saint Thomas-Rutherford Hospital. An update on his condition was not immediately known.

Beasley was not injured.  He was charged for making an improper lane change.

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