Knoxville Police identify motorcyclist killed in Merchant Drive crash


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The Knoxville Police Department has confirmed that the victim in a serious crash on Merchants Drive on Saturday, Aug. 14, has died.

Officers responded to a serious crash on Merchant Drive at Merchants Center Boulevard just before noon. Drivers were advised to seek alternate routes while crews cleared the scene.

The department confirmed Tuesday that 62-year-old James Davis, of Knoxville, was killed in the crash. A preliminary investigation determined a motorcycle driven by Davis was traveling westbound on Merchant Drive when an SUV rear-ended the motorcycle and struck him. He was transported to UT Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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