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Petersburg Man Dies Following I-65 Motorcycle Crash

Post Date:04/26/2017 2:00 PM

101799-city-of-franklin-police-department_3x3logo-02Officers were summoned to I-65 South near 840, at 9:50 am, for an injury crash involving a motorcycle. Arriving officers found a severely injured 40-year-old Petersburg, TN man on the ground. Paramedics transported the driver to Nashville’s Vanderbilt Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

For reasons unknown, the driver lost control of the motorcycle near mile marker 59.4, where he collided with the cable barrier. No other vehicles were involved. Traffic Reconstructionists from the Franklin Police Department’s Critical Incident Response team are investigating. The driver’s identity is being withheld to allow family additional time to notify loved ones. Our hearts are saddened by the family’s tragic loss.

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