Motorcyclist killed in wreck on Merchants Drive

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(8/17/21) UPDATE: The Knoxville Police Department has confirmed that the victim in a serious crash on Merchants Drive on Saturday, August 14 has died.


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A motorcyclist was transported to UT Medical Center with life-threatening injuries stemming from a Saturday morning crash in North Knoxville.

According to the Knoxville Police Department, an SUV traveling westbound on Merchants Drive near Merchants Center Boulevard rear-ended the motorcycle and struck the driver around 9:30 a.m.

No other details or a condition of the motorcycle driver were given Saturday afternoon.

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