THP investigates fatal crash between car, bicyclist in Loudon

LOUDON COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that occurred in Loudon County.

According to THP, the crash involved a vehicle and bicyclist. Investigators said it appears the driver, in a 2005 Chevy Tahoe, was distracted by his cell phone when he drove outside his lane and struck the cyclist.

The crash occurred on Highway 11 near Simmons Road early Friday afternoon.

THP said the investigation is ongoing and more information will be released once the next of kin has been notified.