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Motorcyclist dies in crash at Alcoa Hwy and Topside Road

The crash victim was identified as Derek Evans, 21, of Louisville.

A 21-year-old Louisville motorcyclist died Tuesday night in a collision with a pickup on Alcoa Highway, according to Alcoa police.

The man was identified as Derek Evans. The crash occurred about 7:45 p.m. at Alcoa and Topside Road.

Evans was traveling south on the busy highway, according to police. when he hit a truck that was making a left turn onto Alcoa Highway from Topside Road. 

The driver of the pickup truck, Zane Ellis, was not hurt.

Evans died at the scene, according to police.

The unsignalized intersection routinely sees a high volume of people leaving and entering Alcoa Highway.

The crash remains under investigation. Anyone who saw what happened or who may have information is asked to call the Alcoa Police Department at 865-981-4111.