Man dies after motorcycle crash near "The Dragon"

9:30 PM, Oct 24, 2012   |    comments
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A man is dead after he crashed his motorcycle. The wreck happened at about 4:30 Wednesday afternoon on Highway 129 in Blount County about a mile from Highway 72.

THP says 68-year-old Frederick Wright of Sweetwater lost control while making a right-hand turn, went into a ditch, then overturned.

That crash happened near the Dragon, a stretch of road in Blount County known for its dangerous twists and turns. The Blount County sheriff's office often works wrecks on the Dragon, and has added more patrols to try and stop accidents there.

The sheriff's office says this is a busy time of year for the Dragon because folks are out seeing the fall leaves.

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