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Update: Names released from fatal motorcycle crash in Butler

June 8th, 2014 8:10 am by Staff Report

Update: Names released from fatal motorcycle crash in Butler

BUTLER — A Bristol man was killed Saturday as he was riding a motorcycle on U.S. Highway 321 and crashed head on into a pickup.

Jason M. Ramirez, 31, Bristol, was riding east on Highway 321 in a group of five motorcyclists around 3:30 p.m. when he passed three of the others at high speed and rounded a curve near Mallard Cove Road, the Tennessee Highway Patrol reported.

Ramirez collided head on with a westbound Toyota Tundra driven by Harvey Burniston Jr., 57, Butler. Ramirez was thrown from his motorcycle.

His motorcycle went back into the eastbound lane and collided with a second motorcyclist in the group. Paul Grant, 46, Butler, was ejected from his motorcycle in that crash and injured.

No charges were filed.


Earlier report filed at 10:09 p.m. Saturday:

BUTLER — One person was killed in a collision between a motorcycle and a car on U.S. Highway 321 near the intersection with Mallard Cove Road around 3:35 p.m. Saturday.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, one other person was injured in the crash.

Police scanner reports at the time of the accident said a second motorcyclist was injured when he ran over debris from the initial impact and wrecked. No word was available on his condition.

THP said it was waiting until next of kin was notified before releasing the name of the victim. 

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