A motorcyclist was killed in a multi-vehicle crash that shutdown Middlebrook Pike Tuesday.
According to the Knoxville Police Department, a motorcyclist was killed Tuesday morning when a motorcycle traveling West on Middlebrook Pike struck the rear wheels of a Waste Connections truck crossing Middlebrook Pike from Henson Road.
Officers responded to the scene just after 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The operator of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene.
Several witnesses reported the motorcycle was traveling at a high rate of speed, weaving in and out of traffic just prior to the crash.
The name of the victim will be released following notification of next-of-kin. This is a developing story and we’ll continue to update the details as they become available.