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KPD looking for witnesses, vehicle involved after deadly Chapman Highway motorcycle crash

The crash happened around 10:15 p.m. on Thursday, according to the Knoxville Police Department.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A 21-year-old man is dead after a motorcycle crash on Chapman Highway at Meridian Road, according to the Knoxville Police Department. 

Officers responded to the crash at around 10:15 p.m. on Thursday, July 21, KPD said. 

The motorcyclist, identified as Alexander Humphrey, was taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center via AMR. According to the release, life-saving efforts proved unsuccessful and Humphrey was pronounced dead.

Based on preliminary investigation, the motorcycle was traveling north on Chapman Highway when a car traveling south turned left in front of the motorcycle, officials said. KPD said the motorcycle tried to stop, causing it to flip.

KPD investigators are looking to speak with a driver who may have witnessed the crash or whose vehicle was possibly hit by the motorcycle after the crash, KPD said on Twitter.

One witness described the vehicle that was possibly hit by the motorcycle as a gold or champagne-colored Chevy Suburban. The witness said it was a 2008 to 2014 model with possibly dark wheels and a loud exhaust, according to KPD. 

The car has right-rear damage and was last seen traveling south on Chapman Highway from the scene of the crash, KPD said. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Traffic Services Unit at 865-215-8638.

The investigation remains ongoing. 

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