Motorcyclist killed in crash in front of Oak Ridge High School

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OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (WATE) – A motorcyclist died Thursday after police said he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed on Oak Ridge Turnpike.

Oak Ridge Police responded to a crash in front of Oak Ridge High School around 6:13 p.m. March 4. The initial investigation shows James Lynch, 66, lost control of the motorcycle which then slid on its side for about 50 feet before hitting the back of another vehicle.

Lynch later died at Methodist Medical Center.

Witnesses told investigators the sun was in his eyes. Investigators also believe speed was a factor. No use of drugs or alcohol are suspected.

The investigation is ongoing and no further information will be released at this time.

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