Sheriff identifies motorcyclist killed on "The Dragon"

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Update: 11:15 a.m.

(WBIR-Blount County) The Blount County Sherriff's Department has identified the victim killed in a Saturday night crash on "The Dragon."

Sheriff James Lee Berrong said Patrick Brian Noll, 46, of Dallas, Georgia, had passed a slower bike and started slowing down for a left-hand curve when the rear wheel locked.

Noll went into a straight line skid and flew off the motorcyle into a large tree.

He was wearing a Department of Transportation compliant motorcylce helmet.

The Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Unit is investigating the fatal crash.

Original Story:

(WBIR - Blount County) Blount County Sheriff's Department confirmed that a man driving a motorcycle was killed Saturday night after crashing on "The Dragon."

Blount County dispatch told 10News they received a call about the wreck at mile marker 9 on U.S. Route 129 around 7 p.m Saturday.

Witnesses told 10News it appeared the victim's back wheel on his motorcycle locked up. They said he then skidded off the road, went off an embankment and hit a tree.

Witnesses said they helped perform CPR but made the decision to stop shortly before first responders arrived on the scene.

Officials told 10News they believe this is the first fatality this year on "The Dragon."

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