Motorcyclist killed in garbage truck crash on Middlebrook Pike

Local News

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. 

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