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Kingsport man dies in Johnson City motorcycle crash, charges pending

February 3rd, 2012 6:12 pm by Staff report

Kingsport man dies in Johnson City motorcycle crash, charges pending

Charges are pending in a fatal Friday afternoon crash, according to police.
Just after noon Friday Johnson City police were called to North Roan Street, near Swanee Drive, where officers found a southbound motorcycle had collided with a vehicle traveling north on North Roan. Police said the vehicle was in the left turn lane and the driver was attempting to turn left onto Swanee.
The motorcyclist, identified as Michael J. McLaughlin, 39, 437 High Ridge Road, Kingsport, was taken to Johnson City Medical Center, where he died, police said.
The driver of the vehicle, Sherry Barthen, 63, 302 Carmol Drive, was not injured, police said.
According to police, speed was a factor in the crash and charges are pending.
The Johnson City Police Department Traffic Homicide Team was continuing the investigation.

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