Motorcyclist seriously injured in crash near Tri-Cities Airport


A Johnson City man was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries Wednesday afternoon after a motorcycle crash near the Tri-Cities Airport.

It happened around 3 p.m. on State Route 75 near Herron Lane. 

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says a Honda CBR motorcycle was traveling north on SR 75 at a high rate of speed when it slammed into the back of a Toyota Corolla. 

The motorcyclist, 20-year-old Erik W. Roark of Johnson City, was flown to Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport with life-threatening injuries according to THP. The driver of Toyota was not injured. 

THP says charges against Roark are pending.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss