CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — On Saturday afternoon, Clarksville authorities were called to the scene of a motorcycle crash that left two people dead and shut down Interstate 24 West for hours.

The Clarksville Police Department said its officers are helping members of Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) and Clarksville Fire Rescue with the wreck, which took place around 4:20 p.m. on Saturday, April 8.

According to authorities, a 2020 Suzuki GSX 1300R Hayabusa and a 2022 Suzuki GSX were both heading westbound on I-24 near the Exit 11 overpass when the 2020 Suzuki rear-ended the 2022 Suzuki.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) reportedly closed down I-24 West at the Exit 11 off-ramp, so traffic was diverted off the interstate and onto Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (76 Connector).

However, as of 7:20 p.m. on Saturday, I-24 West is back open, officials said.

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According to THP, the driver and the passenger on the 2020 Suzuki — identified as 42-year-old Lennon Roberts of Kentucky, and 45-year-old Dianne Hinds of Georgia — were both killed in the crash.

However, the 37-year-old driver and the 36-year-old passenger on the 2022 Suzuki, both of whom are Tennesseans, were not injured in the incident, authorities reorted.

No additional details have been released about the circumstances surrounding the collision.

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