NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Officials are investigating a deadly crash involving a semi and motorcycle that made a stretch of Interstate 40 come to a near standstill on Monday night.
Police have identified the motorcyclist who was killed in the accident as Charles Tumbleston II of Lebanon. He was 61 years old and died at the scene.
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The crash was reported around 8 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 at the Briley Parkway intersection near Nashville International Airport.
Investigators said it’s unknown how the biker got “entangled in the semi’s tires behind the cab.” They are continuing to investigate exactly what lead to the crash.
Police said there were no signs of impairment on either driver.
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