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Motorcyclist killed in Monday afternoon crash in Blountville

Johnson City Press • Updated May 7, 2018 at 7:44 PM

BLOUNTVILLE — A motorcyclist was killed Monday afternoon when he veered off Catawba Lane and hit a fence, police said.

According to a release from the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened at about 4:30 p.m. The release said the incident was still being investigated, but detectives believe speed was a factor in the crash.

The rider’s name was being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

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