Motorcyclist killed after accident in Roan Mountain area of Carter County


CARTER COUNTY, TN (WJHL) – One man is dead after a motorcycle collided with a car in Carter County.

Officials with Tennessee Highway Patrol say the accident happened around 1:30pm Saturday on Highway 19 East at the corner of Whitehead Hollow Road in the Roan Mountain area. 

Troopers say a car was traveling southbound on Highway 19 East and was getting ready to make a left turn when an approaching motorcyclist hit the back left side of the car.

“It’s going to be the motorcycle that’s at fault, because he just wasn’t paying attention till it was too late. These days on a motorcycle you just have to pay attention to your surroundings at all times,” THP Trooper Brad Proffitt said.

Officials say the man riding on the motorcycle died shortly after being taken from the scene. His wife was following behind him on another motorcycle when the crash happened.

His identity is not being released at this time.Copyright 2016 WJHL. All rights reserved.

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