The Union County Sheriff's Office is mourning the loss of one of its own.
18-year-old Andrew Davidson was part of the department's Explorer program and was training to become a reserve deputy.
He was heading home from work around 2:30 Wednesday morning when his motorcycle crossed the center line in a curve on Maynardville Highway and hit a tractor trailer. Troopers say Davidson was driving too fast.
The truck driver was not hurt.
Troopers say no charges will be filed.
Update 7:05 am:
Crews reopened both lanes of Highway 33 in Union County at 7 a.m., following a fatal accident early Wednesday morning.
A motorcycle and semi collided on Highway 33 near Hickory Valley Road at about 2:30 a.m., according to Tennessee Highway Patrol
(WBIR) Union County dispatchers confirmed a crash, just before the Highway 33 bridge, has shut down both lanes of traffic Wednesday morning.
The accident happened on Highway 33 near Hickory Valley Road at about 2:30 a.m. Crews are working to clear the crash and reopen the road, but dispatchers said drivers should expect that stretch of highway to be closed until at least 7 a.m.