22-year-old motorcyclist killed in Antioch crash


ANTIOCH, Tenn. (WKRN) – A 22-year-old Fairview man was killed in crash involving a motorcycle in Antioch Sunday night.  

The crash happened at 9:15 p.m.at the intersection of Murfreesboro Road and Hobson Pike. 

Metro police identified the motorcyclist killed as 22-year-old Jacob Mathis.  

Mathis was riding a Suzuki motorcycle south on Murfreesboro Pike when a northbound Ford Edge, driven by a 36-year-old Gilberto Diaz, began to turn left onto Hobson Pike and pulled in front of Mathis, according to Metro police.  

Metro police reported the motorcycle collided with the passenger side of the SUV.   

Metro police reported Mathis was thrown from the bike and according to witnesses, he was then struck by a second vehicle, described as a Ford Ranger pickup truck, which did not stop.   

Mathis was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died.   

Although there was no evidence of alcohol use at the scene, Metro police said Diaz admitted to drinking three beers earlier Sunday.   

Diaz was treated for minor injuries before he was charged early Monday morning with driving without a license and failure to provide proof of insurance. He is free on $750 bond.   

Metro police reported the cause of the fatal crash appears to be failure to yield on the part of Diaz. 

Additional charges against Diaz are pending the results of alcohol/drug analysis and in consultation with the District Attorney’s Office. 

Anyone with information about the driver of the Ford pickup truck is asked to contact the Emergency Communications Center at 615-862-8600.       

No additional information was immediately released. 

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