Motorcyclist dies in Tazewell Pike crash

The crash occurred on Tazewell Pike near Mountain Shadow Drive Sunday evening.
The crash occurred on Tazewell Pike near Mountain Shadow Drive Sunday evening.
Published: Aug. 16, 2022 at 9:56 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 16, 2022 at 11:05 AM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - A motorcyclist died in a crash on Tazewell Pike Sunday evening, according to a report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

The crash happened near Mountain Shadow Drive, the report said. Earnest Helm, 71, was reportedly driving westbound on Tazewell Pike when they turned left onto Tindell Lane, failing to yield for 27-year-old Toby McClellan, Jr., who was riding the motorcycle.

McClellan then hit Helm, leading to McClellan’s death, the report said. McClellan was wearing a helmet at the time, according to the report.

Charges are currently pending for Helm, according to the report.

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