Mt. Juliet man killed in motorcycle crash along I-24 in Joelton

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A 34-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a crash along Interstate 24 early Friday morning. 

The investigation began around 6 a.m. in the eastbound lanes near the Joelton exit.

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The rider was identified as Jonathan Brymer, of Mt. Juliet. 

Officers responded to the scene after a motorist, who had stopped after they saw a backpack on the shoulder of the exit ramp to Joelton from I-24 East, found Brymer in a grassy area on the opposite side of the guardrail, according to Metro police. 

Metro police reported Brymer, who was riding a 1998 Yamaha motorcycle, exited from I-24 East to Joelton when he struck the left guardrail and was thrown into the grassy area.

The motorcycle traveled approximately 300 feet before coming to rest in the grass, according to Metro police. 

Metro police said at 2:15 a.m., a citizen reported that they saw headlights in the trees on I-24 West at the Joelton exit.

An officer responded to the call but did not see anything, according to Metro police.  

Brymer was located on the east side of the interstate and was wearing a full face helmet which was located approximately 20 yards away.

There was no evidence of drug or alcohol involvement at the scene.  

No additonal information was immediately released.

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