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Motorcycle rider killed in head-on crash on Kingsport Hwy. crash near Washington/Sullivan Co. line

August 26th, 2013 11:47 am by Staff Report

Motorcycle rider killed in head-on crash on Kingsport Hwy. crash near Washington/Sullivan Co. line


A Kingsport motorcyclist was killed Sunday afternoon when an oncoming vehicle hit him head on in Gray.


Randy L. Harless, 41, was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. He was traveling south on Tenn. Highway 36 near Dogwood Lane when a vehicle driven by Jessica F. Lane, 30, of Kingsport, cross the center line and hit him.


According to preliminary information released by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, criminal charges were pending in the fatal crash.


There was apparently no indication of drugs or alcohol use by either driver, but toxicology tests will be performed.


Lane was injured in the crash as well as a passenger in her car, Jeremy A. Tate, 24, also of Kingsport.


No other details were released by THP. Trooper Suzanne Masoner worked the crash.

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