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Update: Gray bicyclist killed in hit-and-run crash

September 6th, 2011 10:55 pm by Staff Reports

State troopers were still looking Wednesday for the hit-and-run driver who struck a Gray bicyclist in a fatal crash involving several vehicles late Tuesday night on Tenn. Highway 36.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol reported that Daniel P. Perkey, 36, Watertank Road, Gray, was killed as he bicycled on Tenn. 36 near Orchard Drive about 10 p.m. Tuesday when a vehicle struck him and left the scene. As Perkey lay in the road, a second vehicle, a sport utility vehicle, ran over him.
The hit-and-run driver was traveling south on Tenn. 36 when it topped a hill and skidded into Perkey, the THP said.
The SUV, a 2002 Kia Sorento driven by Roberta C. Myron, 58, Wiltshire Drive, Gray, was traveling north when it ran over Perkey.
A third vehicle, a 2001 Toyota Camry driven by Kaitlin Harmon, 20, Chickees Street, Johnson City, was traveling south and ran over Perkey’s bicycle.
The THP reported that Perkey’s bicycle had no reflectors or lights and Perkey was not wearing reflective clothing.
Report posted at 10:55 p.m. Tuesday:
Johnson City police and the Tennessee Highway Patrol were working a traffic accident on North Roan Street late Tuesday in which at least one person was injured.
Police would say anything except to describe it as “a bad wreck.”
The accident reportedly occurred in the 5800 block of North Roan.
Police blocked traffic on both lanes of North Roan.
Keep visiting for more information as it develops.

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