THP identifies teenage motorcyclist killed in Union County crash

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One teenage motorcyclist is dead after a crash involving a motorcycle and a car in Union County.

John Wilkerson, 16, was killed Wednesday while riding his motorcycle on State Highway 131. A report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol states Wilkerson was traveling at a high rate of speed when he collided with a car turning left as it pulled out of a gravel driveway. 

Wilkerson was wearing a helmet at the time of a crash. 

Tennessee Highway Patrol was not able to divulge many details until their investigation is complete and family members of those involved are notified. 

No charges have been filed.

WATE 6 On Your Side will update this story as more details become available.

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