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A crash in west Knoxville sent a motorcyclist to the University of Tennessee Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Knoxville police said as a car turned onto Montvue Road from West Town Mall late Monday night, a speeding motorcycle topped the hill, went down on its side, and hit the rear of the car.

The motorcyclist, 23-year-old Etimlin Phillips, was driving on a suspended license, according to the Knoxville police. Phillips suffered critical injuries, but the driver of the car was unharmed.

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