Motorcyclist Killed By Falling Tree As Storm Hits Robertson County
REPORT UPDATED 5-11-2021 Victim’s name released…
COOPERTOWN TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) A fluke accident has taken the life of a motorcyclist after a tree fell on the rider near Coopertown Thursday afternoon. The Tennessee Highway Patrol is now releasing more information about the crash including the name of the motorcyclist that lost his life in the crash.
The accident occurred on McMahan Hollow Road and South Walker Rd around 5 pm. LOCATION OF CRASH The Tennessee Highway Patrol is leading the investigation. The crash occurred just as storm warnings went out about possible 60 MPH winds in Robertson County. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, lightning struck the tree causing it to fall.
According to officials at the scene, a pickup truck (a late model Nissan Titan) and the motorcycle (a Honda XLR) were passing each other (simultaneously) as the very large tree fell on top of both of them. The driver and soal occupant of the pickup, 43-year-old Joey Boykin of Pleasant View Tennessee was not seriously injured. According to Robertson County EMS, the motorcycle now identified as Michael Ray Maggard, 49, of Ashland City Tennessee, did not survive, he was pronounced deceased at the scene.
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