MARYVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A driver involved in a fatal motorcycle wreck on Friday has been charged with vehicular homicide, according to a preliminary report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
Robert Anderson, 30, died when his 2010 Kawasaki motorcycle collided with a 2006 Nissan Titan around 5:30 a.m. on Sevierville Road/Hwy 411 at Hinkle Road, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Blount County Sheriff’s Office.
Gregory Rayburn, 35, was driving the Titan pickup, according to the report. THP said Rayburn turned left from Hinkle Road onto Sevierville Road into the path of the Kawasaki. Rayburn is charged with vehicular homicide.
The Seymour Volunteer Fire Department shared a photo from the scene early Friday, showing its engines at the scene of the crash. The agency said Hwy 411 had been closed from the Sevier County line to Burnett Station Road in Blount County.
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The report says Anderson was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash near the Sevier County line.