One killed in Johnson County stolen motorcycle crash


One person was killed in a motorcycle crash Friday morning. 

It happened around 11:30 a.m. on Forge Creek Road (SR 167) near Trivett Road. 

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says a Honda motorcycle was traveling south when it went around a curve and into the northbound lane, striking a Subaru Outback head-on. 

The motorcycle rider, 46-year-old John A. Morefield of Mountain City, was killed. He was not wearing a helmet. 

Two people in the Subaru were not injured. 

According to THP, the motorcycle was reported stolen and had the wrong license plate.

THP says speed was likely a factor in the crash. 

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