Sevierville motorcyclist killed in Chapman Hwy crash

10:53 PM, Sep 1, 2013   |    comments
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(WBIR - Sevier County) THP confirmed Bryan Owen, 55, was killed early Sunday afternoon after being hit by a van traveling in the opposite direction in Sevier County.

The fatal crash happened around 1:15 p.m. at the Shiloh Church Road intersection on Chapman Highway.

A THP report stated a van, driven by Knoxville-resident Stephen Wandell, was traveling southbound on the highway when the driver tried to stop to avoid striking another vehicle which was making a left turn.

The driver of the van then lost control, crossed the center line and crashed into Owen who was traveling in the other direction on his motorcycle.

The report said Owen was wearing a helmet.

The driver of the van was also injured in the crash.

According to the report, charges were filed against the driver who crashed into Owen.

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