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I-26 motorcycle crash injures rider, slows traffic

July 1st, 2011 12:23 pm by Rain Smith

KINGSPORT — A Friday morning motorcycle crash on Interstate 26 in Kingsport has sent the rider to the hospital and backed up traffic for more than a mile.
The wreck occurred at approximately 10:20 a.m. at the interchange with Interstate 81. According to Kingsport Police Officer Tracy Mowdy, a female rider was attempting to enter westbound I-26. While merging into traffic she made contact with a pick-up truck hauling a trailer.
The Kawasaki 1500 fell onto its left side and slid down the right hand lane, coming to rest at the bridge over I-81. Officer Mowdy said the woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to the hospital by EMS. She was traveling with the rider of another motorcycle who avoided being involved in the crash.

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