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UPDATED: Walmart tractor-trailer involved in fiery I-81 crash with motorcycle convoy

Rain Smith, Kingsport Times News • Updated May 24, 2018 at 11:29 AM

FALL BRANCH — A Wednesday afternoon series of collisions on Interstate 81 in Fall Branch sent at least two motorcycle riders to the hospital, set a tractor-trailer ablaze and blocked northbound lanes.

The incident occurred near the Sullivan and Washington county line at about 1:30 p.m.

According to Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Nathan Hall, a convoy of motorcyclists was traveling to Washington, D.C., as part of the annual "Ride to the Wall."

The THP said one motorcycle collided with a Walmart tractor-trailer. That motorcycle was dragged by the trailer, igniting a fire that engulfed it.

More about the crash from our partners at the Kingsport Times News.

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